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Osama Bin Laden Lies: Media Can’t Agree Distance Between Compound And Military Academy

by | 16th, May 2011

OSAMA Bin Laden was killed 100 yards away from the Pakistan Military Academy in Abbottabad. Well, so says the Daily Mail.

Sheesh! Those US Navy Seals were daring, flying their copters into a house so close to armed personnel.

David Gardner has the facts:

The raid on the compound, which was just 100 yards from a Pakistani military academy…

The AP agrees.

Osama bin Laden was holed up in a two-story house 100 yards from a Pakistani military academy

Big Government agrees.
Or was it 200 yards, as this site says? And this one:

Bin Laden compound – 200 metres from a Pak Army base….. – Huff Post, Tim Marshall

300 Yards: Prison Planet, Guardian
500 Yards:
The compound is 500 yards from Pakistan’s military academy in Abbottabad – Telegraph

765 Yards:

The owner where he was killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, is located about 700 meters from the Pakistan Military Academy, according to BBC. – Fianancial Magazine

8o0 yards:
In addition, the compound where bin Laden was killed is about 300 yards from a police station, about half that distance from a university, and half a mile from the Pakistan Military Academy – Red State
800 Yards:

Bin Laden’s lair is 800 yards from a military academy which trains army officers – The Sun

1000 Yards:

The compound where Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces is located a bit more than 1,000 yards from a Pakistan Military Academy – CNN

1800 Yards:

… roughly 1.7 kilometers from the compound where Osama bin Laden livedGawker

1093 Yards:

The BBC says the distance is one km

The winner is this effort:

Within shouting distance:

Most embarrassing for Pakistan’s most powerful man, General Ashfaq Kayani, the chief of staff, is that he was just across the field from number 25 just last week, boasting at the military academy that Pakistan had broken the back of terrorism. At the time Mr bin Laden was within shouting distance of the general. That looks increasingly difficult to explain. – Economist

The distance between Osama bin Laden’s home and the military academy is 1,455 metres, or 1580 yards.



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