Bing Maps Show The CIA's Secret Bin Laden Training Facility In North Carolina

In No Easy Day, Navy Seal Mark Bissonnette’s account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, Bissonnette mentions that Seal Team 6 trained on a replica compound at a secret site in North Carolina. 

The website Cryptome has published Bing Maps images of Harvey Point defence Testing in North Carolina, a CIA training facility, that show what appears to be a pretty accurate model of bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound in Pakistan.

abbThe construction of the model compound as of February 15, 2011

Photo: Bing Maps/Cryptome

Here is a Google Maps image of bin Laden’s compound:  

abbOsama bin Laden’s Abbottabad as of May 11, 2011

Photo: Google Maps/Cryptome

It’s interesting to view the copy compound in the context of its placement near the Harvey Point defence Testing centre on the North Carolina coast. 

abbHarvey Point, North Carolina

Photo: Bing Maps/Atlantic Wire

As the Atlantic Wire points out, the same Harvey Point coordinates in Google Earth show that the mock-Abbottabad compound was destroyed as of January 30, 2012—just like bin Laden’s actual compound.


Photo: Google Earth/Cryptome

SEE ALSO: 25 Things We Learned From SEAL Book ‘No Easy Day’ >SEE ALSO: Taiwan Says Apple Maps Has Revealed Its $1.2 Billion Top-Secret Radar Base >

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