Others at bin Laden compound were unarmed 

At least three of the five people killed by the Navy SEALs who raided Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan were unarmed, according to new details that emerged late Wednesday.

The SEALs killed a man who was firing at them when they landed in the compound. The SEALs were not fired at again for the remainder of the 40-minute operation, according to a report in the New York Times.

When the SEALs moved into bin Laden's house, they killed a man whom they believed was preparing to fire a weapon. Another man was lunging at the SEALs when they shot and killed him. Osama bin Laden was not armed, but had an AK-47 and a Makarov pistol within arm's reach, according to the SEALs' account.

The SEALs also killed an unarmed woman and wounded another woman (bin Laden's wife) who lunged at them.

The White House and Pentagon have been reporting since Sunday that the SEALs were under continuous fire from the moment they arrived on the compound until the end of the operation. The White House has also maintained that the operation was a kill-or-capture mission. Senior military intelligence officials tell the Washington Examiner, however, that the American operation to find Osama bin Laden was always a kill mission.

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