"FEDEX delivered the package": US military emails shed light on Osama bin Laden's burial at sea
The first details of Osama bin Laden's burial at sea from the USS Carl Vinson have emerged in heavily blacked out US military internal emails.
Among the details revealed are that bin Laden's body was referred to as a FedEx package, and that sailors were not witness to the covert funeral.
The emails, which were obtained through the Freedom of Information act, are the first public disclosure of US government information about the al-Qa'ida leader's death. The emails were released by the Pentagon.
An email, marked secure and sent on May 2, describes how bin Laden's body was washed, wrapped in a white sheet before being placed in a weighted bag.