Here’s the guy who unwittingly live-tweeted the raid on Bin Laden

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Yesterday Sohaib Athar (@ReallyVirtual on Twitter) was just “an IT consultant taking a break from the rat-race by hiding in the mountains”, specifically Abbottabad, northern Pakistan.

The IT contractor and graduate of Preston University also says he’s a ‘startup specialist’ on his LinkedIn profile, but now owns a coffee shop.

But today he will become known as the guy who, while live-tweeting a series of helicopter flypasts and explosion, unwittingly covered the US forces helicopter raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound. And he knows it. Here’s a selection of his Tweets:

(To get them in order, read from the bottom).

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[Update: Meanwhile somewhere in the vicinity @m0hcin was around too.]

UPDATE: A nice timeline of Sohaib Athar’s tweets are also here.