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Geronimo! Code Name for the Navy SEAL Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden (VIDEO)


is trending as more details surface about the Special Forces mission to kill or capture Osama Bin Laden. It was the code name used for the operation by Navy SEAL Team 6, which stormed the al-Qaida leader’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Geronimo was a 19th-century Apache war leader who fought for years against Mexico and the United States to block their expansion into tribal lands before surrendering to American troops in 1886.

After killing Bin Laden in a firefight, the SEAL team radioed back “Geronimo E-KIA,” E for


and KIA for

killed in action

, which was conveyed to President Obama as he watched from the White House Situation Room.