Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the man accused of masterminding the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, has been killed in a firefight with US forces in Pakistan, ending a 10-year manhunt, President Barack Obama announced Sunday.
REUTERS - Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed Sunday in a firefight with U.S. forces in Pakistan and his body was recovered, President Barack Obama said on Sunday.
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Obama said U.S. forces led a targeted operation that killed bin Laden in Abbotabad north of Islamabad. No Americans were killed in the operation and they took care to avoid civilian casualties, he said.
Date created : 2011-05-02