By Bobby Pollier, EnStarz | Aug 29, 2012 10:13 AM EDT
"No Easy Day" is a memoir written by a former Navy SEAL who was part of the mission that killed Osama Bin Laden on May 2, 2011. However, the written details of the infamous day are now conflicting with what the administration officials had stated.
Author Matt Bissonnette claimed that Bin Laden was shot in the head upon peaking out of his bedroom doorway and into the top-floor hallway. He also stated that the terrorist was not armed when the SEALS ran up the compound's narrow staircase.
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The Associated Press backed up that claim by reiterating the book's excerpts of the author's account:
"Bissonnette says he was directly behind a "point man" going up the stairs in the pitch black hallway. Less than five steps" from top of the stairs, he heard "suppressed" gunfire: 'BOP. BOP.' The point man had seen a "man peeking out of the door" on the right side of the hallway."
Thhe events that occurred upon the unit heading up the stairs are further detailed:
"The point man pulled the two women out of the way and shoved them into a corner and he and the other SEALs trained their guns' laser sites on bin Laden's still-twitching body, shooting him several times until he lay motionless. The SEALs later found two weapons stored by the doorway, untouched, the author said."
The 36-year old's book indeed contradicts with the White House's version of the events, as they had stated that an initial gun fight had occurred between Bin Laden's operatives and the SEALS just outside his compound before his ultimate demise. The administration had also said that Bin Laden had reached for a weapon, which the author clearly contradicts.
Bissonette had been using a pseudo-name 'Mark Owen' before being revealed by Fox News as the real author of "No Easy Day," which has set off al-Qaeda leaders to speak out for his death.
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