As Sunday marked the fifth anniversary of the covert operation that resulted in the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden at the hands of U.S. Navy SEALs, the CIA decided to relive the event by “live-tweeting” the operation as if it were happening in real time.
The agency began Sunday by tweeting some facts about the raid to mark the anniversary, including details about the compound.
Then, beginning at 1:25 p.m. ET, the agency “live-tweeted” operation “updates” in earnest. The tweets closely matched timeline updates from the agency’s official article on the operation on its website.
Follow the tweets below as they unfolded online. Read more…