President Obama speaks 5 years after Osama bin Laden's death

President Obama Speaks Out on Osama bin Laden's Death 5 Years Later

It's been five years since U.S. Navy Seals killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden at a compound in Pakistan.

Since then, more and more details have emerged about bin Laden's last moments, President Obama's decision to go through with the raid and more.

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Obama spoke with CNN about the raid, giving an interview for the first time from the situation room. That's the same room this now-famous picture comes from, showing Obama and several high-profile White House staffers receiving updates on the night of the raid.

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"The final thing the president said in the interview was that it gave him satisfaction to think that in his final moments, bin Laden would have realized that an American had come to take revenge or seek justice for the 3,000 Americans who were killed on 9/11," CNN's Peter Bergen said.

On Sunday, the CIA marked the anniversary by "live-tweeting" the raid. The Agency tweeted as if the raid were happening right then and there.

Operation Neptune Spear began in the late hours of May 1, 2011. After gaining entry into the compound, members of Seal Team Six killed the terrorist group leader around 1 a.m. local time on May 2.

Obama's full interview airs Monday on "Anderson Cooper 360°."

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U.S. President Barack Obama stands after addressing the nation on TV from the East Room of the White House to make a televised statement May 1, 2011 in Washington, DC. Bin Laden has been killed near Islamabad, Pakistan almost a decade after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 and his body is in possession of the United States. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski-Pool/Getty Images)
In this handout image provided by The White House, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and members of the national security team receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House May 1, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama later announced that the United States had killed Bin Laden in an operation led by U.S. Special Forces at a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. (Photo by Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)
A newspaper vendor displays papers heralding the death of Osama Bin Laden on May 2, 2011 in New York City. President Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden during a late night address to the nation from the White House in Washington on May 1. The mastermind of the September 11 terrorist attacks was killed in an American military operation at a compound in Pakistan. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
US Marines of Regiment Combat Team 1 (RCT 1) watch TV as President Barack Obama announces the death of Osama Bin Laden, at Camp Dwyer in Helman Province, on May 2, 2011. US President Barack Obama said on May 1, 2011 that justice had been done after the September 11, 2001 attacks with the death of Osama bin Laden, but warned that Al-Qaeda will still try to attack the US. (Photo by Bay Ismoyo via AFP/Getty Images)
People celebrate in Times Square after the death of accused 9-11 mastermind Osama bin Laden was announced by U.S. President Barack Obama May 2, 2011 in New York City. Bin Laden was killed in an operation by U.S. Navy Seals in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Newspapers left by visitors grace the fence overlooking the crash site of Flight 93 following the announcement that Osama Bin Laden had been killed in Pakistan May 2, 2011 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Nearly 10 years after September 11, 2001 construction is underway to erect a formal memorial at the crash site. Last night U.S. President Barack Obama announced that the United States had killed the most-wanted terrorist Osama Bin Laden in an operation led by U.S. Special Forces in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
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