CIA decided to tweet the raid in Pakistan's Abbottabad as if it were happening today.
Osama bin Laden was killed by United States Navy Seal commandos on 2 May 2011 after a raid on his compound in Abbottabad.
CIA used the hashtag #UBLRaid to relive the "Operation Neptune Spear" that resulted into death of Osama bin Laden.
Bin Laden was the founder of al-Qaeda, the group that claimed responsibility for the September 11 attacks on the United States.
Legendary US investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has recently claimed that Osama bin Laden was in Pakistan's detention for years and was killed after the country struck a deal with the US.
The US and Pakistan then struck a deal that the US would raid his compound but make it look as if Pakistan was unaware. Major US media outlets also rejected his claim as incorrect.
Death of Usama Bin Ladin marked significant victory in US-led campaign to disrupt, dismantle, & defeat al-Qaida.#UBLRaid— CIA (@CIA) May 1, 2016
To mark the 5th anniversary of the Usama Bin Ladin operation in Abbottabad we will tweet the raid as if it were happening today.#UBLRaid— CIA (@CIA) May 1, 2016
1:51 pm EDT - Helicopters depart from Afghanistan for compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan#UBLRaid— CIA (@CIA) May 1, 2016
3:30 pm EDT - 2 helicopters descend on compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. 1 crashes, but assault continues without delay or injury#UBLRaid— CIA (@CIA) May 1, 2016
3:39 pm EDT - Usama Bin Ladin found on third floor and killed#UBLRaid— CIA (@CIA) May 1, 2016
4:05 pm EDT - First helicopter leaves the area to go back to Afghanistan#UBLRaid— CIA (@CIA) May 1, 2016
4:08 pm EDT - Assault Team destroys crashed helicopter#UBLRaid— CIA (@CIA) May 1, 2016
4:10 pm EDT — Backup helicopter picks up remaining team members & materials & leaves Abbottabad#UBLRaid— CIA (@CIA) May 1, 2016
5:53 pm EDT - Helicopters return to Afghanistan where Admiral McRaven greets team#UBLRaid— CIA (@CIA) May 1, 2016