The compound where al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden lived in Abbottabad, Pakistan. (Anjum Naveed/AP)

From The Post’s Philip Rucker, Scott Wilson and Anne E. Kornblut:

U.S. forces flew to bin Laden’s hideout in helicopters about 1 a.m. Monday (late Sunday afternoon in Washington). Bin Laden was shot in the head after he and his guards resisted the U.S. attackers, the Associated Press reported. U.S. personnel identified him by facial recognition.

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