The watchdog group filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act to the obtain photos and videos of the operation that brought down the terror mastermind.
According to Reuters, the Defense Department denied having any documentation; however, the Central Intelligence Agency admitted having 52 records and refused to release them citing exemptions to FOIA and national security risks.
U.S. District Judge James Boasberg sided with the Obama administration suggesting that he did not want to second guess the nation’s top national security agencies.
“A picture may be worth a thousand words,” wrote Boasberg. “Yet, in this case, verbal descriptions of the death and burial of Osama Bin Laden will have to suffice, for this court will not order the release of anything more.”
Next Tuesday marks the anniversary of the raid that ended bin Laden’s life.