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9/11 Memorial Museum shows artifacts from bin Laden capture

The National September 11 Memorial Museum announced this week the opening of a new exhibit which features artifacts from the capture of former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

The exhibit includes a shirt worn by the Navy SEAL officer who reportedly captured bin Laden at a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in 2011.

According to a 9/11 Memorial Museum press release, other items featured in the exhibit include a “challenge coin” donated by the C.I.A. officer who pursued bin Laden, along with a brick that was collected from the compound where bin Laden was captured.

“These artifacts testify to the outcome of years of effort to locate Osama bin Laden,” said 9/11 Memorial Museum Director Alice Greenwald in the press release.

The new exhibit is on display at the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City. Credit: Courtesy of 9/11 Memorial Museum

The new exhibit is on display at the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City. Image courtesy of 9/11 Memorial Museum.

The exhibit is meant to capture a moment in American history, and to pay tribute to the men and women who served in the armed forces during and after the 9/11 attacks.

“This display … invites museum visitors to contemplate the extraordinary dedication of the U.S. military and intelligence communities in their search for justice in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks,” said Greenwald.

The new artifacts can be viewed at the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City.

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