Osama bin Laden is dead
May 2, 2011, 4:52 am
Late Sunday night President Obama announced that military forces have killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden after a firefight took place in his mansion/hideout in Pakistan. “Justice has been done,” Obama said in a dramatic late-night announcement at the White House. Officials stated that the CIA tracked bin Laden to his location then sent troops from Navy SEAL Team Six to the hideout in four helicopters. Bin Laden was shot in the head in an ensuing firefight.
Officials say bin Laden was identified by facial recognition but declined to say whether DNA analysis had also been used.The U.S. team took custody of bin Laden’s remains, which American officials said were being handled in accordance with Islamic tradition. Obama said neither Americans nor civilians were harmed in the operation.