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Pakistan Returns Helicopter Used In Bin Laden Raid

Part of the helicopter that was destroyed in the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad
The Pentagon says Pakistan has returned the wreckage of a U.S. helicopter destroyed during the raid that killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.

Spokesman Colonel Dave Lapan said the remains of the aircraft were back on U.S. soil having been returned "over the weekend."

The helicopter was believed to be a UH-60 Blackhawk, modified to make it quieter and less visible to radar.

The May 2 operation against bin Laden severely strained already uneasy ties between the United States and Pakistan, who said the raid was a violation of sovereignty.

compiled from agency reports