President Barack Obama has just announced that Osama bin Laden has been killed by Joint Special Operations Command forces working with the CIA. bin Laden had been known as one of the, if not the, most wanted man in the world.
Bin Laden is responsible for the creation and funding of the al-Qaeda terror network, who were responsible for terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
According to ABC News “Bin Laden was located at a compound in Pakistan, which was monitored and when the time was determined to be right, U.S. forces struck.”
“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.
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