The image of his corpse circulating is a Photoshopped composite.
The attack was carried out by the elite Navy SEAL Team Six unit, which belongs to the Joint Special Operations Command, a group of black ops task forces that reports directly to the president. After a 40 minute firefight, 22 people were captured or killed (including a woman who was used as a human shield) and bin Laden — who reportedly tried to “resist the assault force” — was "done in by a double tap — boom, boom — to the left side of his face." ABC News has bloody photos and video from inside the compound after the attack.
No Americans were harmed, and the only glitch in the operation was a mechanical problem with one of the helicopters, which was destroyed at the compound to protect U.S. intelligence. The White House says the photos of bin Laden's dead body circulating on the Internet are fake but has yet to release official photos.
One Twitter user in Abbottobad unwittingly chronicled the raid in real time.