Inside Osama bin Laden's Hideout

Residents from the upscale neighborhood where bin Laden spent his last days talk to Newsweek/Daily Beast about hearing the firefight, living next to bin Laden, and mourning the loss of a leader.

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Part of a damaged helicopter is seen lying near the compound after U.S. Navy SEAL commandos killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, May 2, 2011.

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Part of a damaged helicopter is seen lying near the compound after U.S. Navy SEAL commandos killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, May 2, 2011.

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The grounds of the compound are seen after U.S. Navy SEAL commandos killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad May 2, 2011.

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The grounds of the compound are seen after U.S. Navy SEAL commandos killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad May 2, 2011.

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Wreckage is seen in the compound after U.S. Navy SEAL commandos killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, May 2, 2011. `

The unidentified body of a man is seen after a raid by U.S. Navy SEAL commandos on the compound where al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed. Picture taken May 2, 2011.

The unidentified body of a man is seen after a raid by U.S. Navy SEAL commandos on the compound where al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed. Picture taken May 2, 2011.

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The unidentified body of a man is seen after a raid by U.S. Navy SEAL commandos on the compound where al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed. Picture taken May 2, 2011.

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Pakistani soldiers and police officers patrol past the house (in the background) where it is believed that al Qaeda leader and 9-11 mastermind Osama bin Laden lived in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2, 2011. Since Abbottabad is a military shelter owned and controlled by the Pakistan army, John Brennan, President Obama’s top counter terrorism advisor, said it was “inconceivable” that bin Laden had no support system to help him inside Pakistan.

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The hideout of the world’s most wanted terrorist, 9-11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, is pictured. The CIA knew in February that bin Laden was living there, and to prepare for the mission, a replica of the heavily fortified compound was built in order for an elite team of Navy SEALS to carry out practice raids.

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This undated artist rendering handout provided by the CIA shows the Abbottabad compound in Pakistan where American forces in Pakistan killed Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

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This frame grab from a video obtained exclusively by ABC News on Monday, May 2, 2011, shows a bed inside Osama bin Laden’s lair in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The raid on the compound by U.S. forces lasted about 40 minutes, and in the end, 22 people were killed or captured, including bin Laden, who was killed by two shots to the left side of his face.

Another frame grab from video inside Osama bin Laden’s compound on May 2, 2011, in Abbottabad, Pakistan, obtained exclusively by ABC News, shows what is believed to be bin Laden’s bedroom.

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A frame grab from ABC News’ video inside of Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2, 2011, shows the high walls surrounding the facility---which ranged from 7 feet to 18 feet in height. U.S. intelligence trailed bin Laden’s trusted courier to the al Qaeda leaders lair.

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A photo taken by a local resident shows the wreckage of a helicopter next to the wall of Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where he was shot and killed. Navy SEALS and intelligence operatives flew in by helicopter from Afghanistan and assaulted the compound in a firefight lasting 40 minutes, with 22 people killed or captured in the raid. On the way back, one of the helicopters (pictured) experienced mechanical failures and was destroyed.

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An undated aerial image provided by the CIA, which, according to military officials, was responsible for “finding” and “fixing” the target, shows the Abbottabad compound in Pakistan where Osama bin Laden was killed. Pakistan is a country known for harboring terrorists, and many, including The New Yorker’s Steve Coll, believe that Pakistan was complicit in hiding bin Laden.