According to reports, Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden “received a Muslim ceremony” and was buried at sea. The elite Navy military team known as “SEAL Team 6” killed bin Laden with a bullet to the terrorist’s leader’s head in an operation that reportedly involved at least 44 U.S. Navy SEALs.
Speculation and questions are abound regarding why the Al Qaeda head was laid to rest at sea and the U.S. Navy has posted on their website:
“The body was placed in a weighted bag. A military officer read prepared religious remarks, which were translated into Arabic by a native speaker,” the official added.
Afterward, bin Laden’s body was placed onto a flat board, which was then elevated upward on one side and the body slid off into the sea.
The deceased terrorist was buried at sea because no country would accept bin Laden’s remains, a senior defense official said.
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Defense Department officials are sure it was the body of bin Laden. CIA specialists compared photos of the body with known photos of bin Laden and said with 95-percent certainty it was the terrorist leader, a senior intelligence official said.
The Navy also confirms the CIA and other intelligence specialists “performed the initial DNA analysis matching a virtually 100-percent DNA match of the body against the DNA of several of bin Laden’s family members.”