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October 13, 2012

Osama bin Laden Compound Raid Mock-up Found

The folks at  have found the mock-up used by SEALs to rehearse their raid on the Bin Laden compound.  Accounts of the raid indicate that some of their train up took place in North Carolina.

Some clever people looked around Harvey Point Defense Testing on BING and found this:

Bin Laden Compound Raid Mockup 15

The mock-up in the photo is not complete, but it is a dead ringer for Bin Laden’s compound.

Bin Laden Compound Raid Mockup 18

If you go to Google Maps and put in these coordinates at there is nothing but an empty field.

Bin Laden Compound Raid Mockup 19


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  • usapatriotonthemove

    @HslVqguy  ha ha...I noticed it was missing for a bit too.  Glad to see it back though....Many thanks!

  • HslVqguy

    Yeah, I usually go to the top of the page to navigat there, but when I was here on Friday and over the weekend it wasn't there. Maybe just my computer or something. Anyway, glad it's back! Thanks Trango!

  • Trango

    @HslVqguy What do you by the regular site? The Loadout Room is still active and there is a dedicated link at the top of the page wherever you navigate in SOFREP. That help?

  • Trango

    @usapatriotonthemove Saw that today too. It's hitting multiple threads on FB alone and people seem to be eating it up. Doesn't seem there will be an end to this ST6 frenzy anytime soon...

  • usapatriotonthemove

    And soon you'll be watching the movie about it?  Holy Hell, I can't believe they did it this fast?  I guess that's what happens when you call in the movie people directly after the Op was done?  Grrr....Check out the trailer.