Obama: Osama bin Laden killed in Pakistan


Monday, 02 May 2011
The leader of the terrorist network al-Qaeda has been reported killed by US forces in Pakistan. The US president Barak Obama announced early on Monday morning, Swedish time in an extraordinary press.

According to the theme of the announcement, Obama Bin Laden was killed by U.S. soldiers in an operation in Pakistan. President Obama's dramatic and historic information came in a brief televised speech shortly before midnight U.S. time. Osama bin Laden, who was killed in Pakistan on Sunday, was a son of the Saudi elite whose radical, violent campaign to recreate a seventh-century Muslim empire redefined the threat of terrorism for the 21st century.

Obama said the U.S. had their first real traces of bin Laden last summer and managed to locate him to a house on the outskirts of the Pakistani capital Islamabad. Thereafter a special CIA selected Special Forces attached and thee was gun fire that led to the killing. Also closed ones to Bin laden were arrested. After DNA verification, the president is absolutely sure that sure that they have got the most wanted man on the face of the earth.

Brief background
According to CNN, it was nearly 10 years ago that a bright September day was darkened by the worst attack on the American people in our history. The images of 9/11 are seared into our national memory -- hijacked planes cutting through a cloudless September sky; the Twin Towers collapsing to the ground; black smoke billowing up from the Pentagon; the wreckage of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where the actions of heroic citizens saved even more heartbreak and destruction.
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Celebrations in the US and the reactions from various quarters
Outside the White House in Washington early Monday, a crowd of thousands gathered, waving U.S. flags, chanting “USA,” singing the national anthem and a tune familiar to sports fans — "na, na, na, na, hey, hey, good-bye." Report the channel, MSNBC

The dollar rebounded from three-year lows and U.S. crude slid more than 1 percent on Monday on the back of news that a U.S.-led operation killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

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