REVEALED from the top-secret files of OPERATION GERONIMO how a super-war-dog trapped the biggest rat in the world – OSAMA BIN LADEN!

In a hellish nightmare of smoke, explosions, gunfire, screams and confusion, Navy SEAL Team Six commandos stormed the pitch-black, fortified compound in Pakistan – be­lieving, but not knowing for sure, it was the lair of Osama bin Laden.

There was no time for a room-by-room search. At any moment, Pakistani jets might scramble to blow the attackers’ helicopters out of the sky, and initially stunned bodyguards would have time to grab their weap­ons.

But one attacker, The ENQUIRER has learned, knew exactly where bin Laden was, and led SEAL sharp­shooters directly to where the terror leader was cowering behind one of his wives.

That super commando? A very special, highly trained super dog!

The ENQUIRER learned that the four-legged SEAL had been given the al-Qaida leader’s scent from a piece of his clothing previously smuggled out of the compound. Tracking the scent, the hero dog ignored the rag­ing firefight around him and flew up the stairs like a heat-seeking missile toward its target.

The four-legged terrorist fighter followed his nose to the third floor – quickly leading the commandos to bin Laden, who was shot and killed as he tried to grab his AK-47 rifle.

The mission began with the fearless animal be­ing lowered from a helicopter into bin Laden’s walled compound.

Commandos be­gan engaging the enemy and round­ing up bin Laden family members as the dog raced to­ward Target No. 1.

Incredibly, SEAL dogs can sniff out the scent of a par­ticular enemy from up to two miles away and, should their target run, take him down.

“They can run up to 30 mph,” Alex Dunbar, a Colorado-based former Marine who trains special op­erations dogs for the U.S. military, told The ENQUIRER.

SEAL dogs are trained to wear and utilize special combat gear. They are protected by armored vests and may also wear “doggles” to shield their eyes. The dogs are fitted with microphones and night-vision TV cam­eras that can give their commanders a dog’s-eye view of a battle scene. The handlers can also transmit instruc­tions to the courageous canines to help them penetrate enemy hideouts.

“They’re like little ninjas and can sneak in anywhere,” Dunbar told The ENQUIRER.

The patriot pooches can also be equipped with special titanium teeth caps that cost $2,000 each. The teeth can pierce even body armor.

It can cost up to $60,000 to train a single canine warrior, The ENQUIRER learned.

The military refuses to re­veal the identity, or even the breed, of the dog that nailed bin Laden. But he’s most likely a male German shep­herd or Belgian  Malinois – the two breeds most commonly used as com­bat dogs.

A U.S. military source told The ENQUIRER that special ops dogs are America’s secret weapon against ter­rorism: “Once the dog homed in on bin Laden’s smell, his ticket was as good as punched!”