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Online maps purportedly reveal secret CIA training ground for bin Laden mission

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    Cryptome reports that this is an image from Bing maps showing a reported Osama bin Laden compound copy in Harvey Point, NC in February 15, 2011. (Bing)

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    Cryptome reports that the mock compound was demolished by January 2012, according this Google Earth map of Harvey Point. (Google Earth)

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    An aerial view of bin Laden's Abbottabad compound.

Here’s the purported CIA training ground of Osama bin Laden’s hideaway, used by Navy SEALs before they took out the terrorist mastermind.

In the book “No Easy Day,” chronicling the May 2, 2011, raid in Pakistan, author and former SEAL Matt Bissonnette (who originally went by the pseudonym Mark Owen) said his fellow commandos practiced invading bin Laden’s pad at a North Carolina training center.

The secret-spilling Web site Cryptome collected these easy-to-find satellite pictures of the Harvey Point Defense Testing Activity facility near Hertford, NC.

It appears to show the construction of a residential compound between February and April, 2011, and its dismantlement by year’s end.

The Harvey Point structure in Cryptome’s photos bear a striking resemblance to the bin Laden’s hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Both had a tell-tale, angular wall cutting through the compound.

All the photos were taken from Google Maps and Bing Maps.