Osama Bin Laden: Dead!

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Osama bin Laden is dead. This is not a hoax. The world's most notorious terrorist has been killed by U.S. military forces, according to breaking news reports.

The mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks and the leader of Al Qaeda was reportedly shot in the head in Afghanistan and his body is in U.S. hands.

Bin Laden is believed to have been taken down by U.S. assets in a mansion outside Islamabad, Pakistan, along with other members of his family, officials say.

Osama Bin Laden Photo

Osama bin Laden (1957-2011).

Already a notorious fugitive before the 9/11 attacks that killed over 3,000 people, capturing Osama had been a key national security priority for a decade.

Few additional details have been confirmed about bin Laden's death at this time, but President Barack Obama will address the nation shortly to provide them.

The administration is still gathering intelligence and will be briefing congressional officials in advance of the President’s address to America tonight.

Obama will deliver the news to the nation in an address from the White House, almost 10 years after the catastrophic attacks bin Laden orchestrated.

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UPDATE: The Al Qaeda leader was shot in the head by U.S. forces in a mansion in Abbottabad, about 31 miles north of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad.

Four others in the compound were also killed. One of them was bin Laden's adult son; another was a woman being used as a shield by a male combatant.

Osama bin Laden's body was later buried at sea, an official said. Many Muslims adhere to the belief that bodies should be buried within one day.

Official did not release additional details about the burial of the notorious Saudi native, but said it was handled in keeping with Muslim customs.

In an address to the nation, the President called bin Laden's death "the most significant achievement to date in our nation's effort to defeat al Qaeda."

"Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan," Obama said.

"A small team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability. No Americans were harmed. They took care to avoid civilian casualties."

"After a firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body."

Obama said the operation was planned for months.

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Abigail...you are an IDIOT. PERIOD. al Qaida released in a statement TODAY that they CONFIRMED that Osama bin Laden was KILLED by the U.S. in Abbottabad, Pakistan. PERIOD. Have a good day with MORE conspiracy theories....LOL!!

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well , you did killed the body but you can t destroy the soul each one of are is oussama ,we ll answer you with the language that you understand....................watch out

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Im glad that that physco is dead

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it makes more sence to me in keeping him alive nomatter "what"...knowing the cash of info thay can obtaine from him...claiming hes dead gives cia more time to act on other cashes of info maybe even sleeper cells???

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Everybody knew he was dead for long. At least, now they say he is dead! I'm not deceived.

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joe joe your an idiot. the people of africa made alot of money to help support their country by selling slaves to america. no one ever wants to admit that. and america does it's best to kiss your ass for it. even tho it was africa pushing them on us. you can go to all black schools, watch all black tv, and you even get a month! where is white history month? where is a school that i can go to with only white people? why is it that every movie must have a specific number of black people however can have ALL black people? killing bin laden has nothing to do with rascism. this man was responsible for the plans of killing alot of people and he deserves to die. everyday he continues to make more plans to kill more people and he must be stopped. why dont you just go move to the desert and tell them how you feel osama was so wrongly killed. guarantee they will just laugh and kill you on the spot. you hate america so much you should just get the fuck outta here

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he is not dead he's alive..Osama bin laden and his ally

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the latest drink being served..the osama 2 shots and a splash of water.LOL PROUD NEW YORKER!!

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obl is dead,so what.As a black man in america i feel no effinity for lives taken by american soldiers.It amazes me how a country that was built on the backs of slavery and the deaths of millions of black people, have such a selfrightous attitude about anyone.no one has ever paid for the deaths of those slaves, there has been no attempt by the united states to repair the thousands of lives affected by the systematic racism that still exist in this country.Dont get me wrong we should defend ourselves from any threat but we should not celebrate death.White america could never understand the magnitude of what im saying,but if you are a black man in america just remember one thing to most of the people celebrating the death of bin-laden,you too are the enemy,and if you are a black man celebrating the death of anyone killed by our captures,shame on you, shame on us all.

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osama bin laden ke shadad alla qbol kre