Breaking News Osama bin Laden is Dead. He was killed in an attack 70 miles northwest of Islamabad last week. The US has the remains. From ABC News:
Osama bin Laden, hunted as the mastermind behind the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, has been killed, President Obama announced tonight.
The president called the killing of bin Laden the “most significant achievement to date” in the effort to defeat al Qaeda.
Bin Laden was located at a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, which was monitored and when the time was determined to be right, the president said, he authorized a “targeted operation.”
“A small team of Americans carried out the operation,” Obama said. “After a firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body.”
DNA testing confirmed that it was bin Laden, sources told ABC News.
Sources said the attack was carried out by Joint Special Operations Command forces working with the CIA.
This is So F___king awesome. Justice has been Serve! Ding Dong the Witch is Dead!
President Obama address the nation at 8:40 PM PDT (11:40 EDT) from the White House From Fox News:
President Obama announced the stunning development during an address to the nation late Sunday night from the White House.
“Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Usama bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda.”
The U.S. had been waiting for the results of a DNA test to confirm his identity before going public. Sources said the vice president informed congressional leaders late Sunday night that the world’s most wanted man had indeed been killed.