US President Barack Obama said "justice has been done" though urging US citizens to "remain vigilant at home and abroad" as he announced in a speech on Sunday that al Qaeda founder and leader Osama bin Laden had been killed by US forces in Pakistan.
US President Barack Obama on Sunday confirmed reports that Osama bin Laden, leader of the al Qaeda terrorist network and mastermind of the Sept. 11 2001 attacks, was killed by US forces during a targeted operation in Pakistan.
Following is the text of Obama's speech to America:
Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children.
Date created : 2011-05-02