Artifacts

Model of Abbottabad Compound

Artifact Details

In support of the raid that resulted in the death of Usama Bin Ladin, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) modelers built Abbottabad Compound 1 Model. ┬áNGA modelers also made this exact copy of that original model for CIA. The NGA Director presented it to CIA’s Associate Deputy Director on 22 January 2013.

Artifact Specs

122.4 cm x 97 cm x 22 cm
(L x W x H)

Additional Photos

The raid on the Abbottabad compound was carefully planned to minimize risk to neighboring Pakistani civilians.

Bin Ladin was found on the third floor of the main building during the raid.

Special operations forces used life-size models of the Abbottabad compound to practice their plan before executing the operation.

This model was used to brief President Obama, who approved the raid on the compound.