Osama Bin Laden is dead! Sources are buzzing as information filters in about the death of the head of Al Qaeda. Early reports are that he was killed a week ago in a mansion outside of Islamabad, Pakistan. Some say either a bomb or Predator drone strike. Other say possibly a U.S. Special Forces attack killed him with gunfire. Either way, the United States recovered or took possession of his body. DNA tests now confirm that Osama Bin Laden is dead!
President Barack Obama appeared before the nation at about 11:36pm EDT to announce Bin Laden′s death. The terrorist leader has been one of the most wanted men on the planet, with a $25 Million dollar bounty on his head. According to President Obama, it was a ground attack that killed Bin Laden. During his address, Obama said that the operation was conducted earlier today against a remote compound in Pakistan. Obama does give credit to Pakistan in providing some of the intelligence which led to today′s events.
Osama Bin Laden helped found and finance Al Qaeda, an international terrorist group that has been responsible for some 47,000 killed and wounded victims in the past ten years, and several thousand prior to the attacks on 9/11. The attack against America on September 11, 2001, killed some 3,000 people, the bloodiest single day on American soil since Pearl Harbor.
Questions as to how the death of Osama Bin Laden will impact the global War on Terror are uncertain. Most of the more recent attacks against the West, as well as in other nations, have been conducted by the franchise group known as Al Qaeda of the Arabian Pennisula in Yemen. Many analysts say that Bin Laden has been out of the loop on operations for Al Qaeda for several years.
According to the latest reports, information leading to the death of Osama Bin Laden became more specific last August. As more intelligence narrowed potential hiding places, actionable intelligence pointing to a particular compound in Pakistan became available in the last 24 hours. United States Navy SEALs assaulted the compound, and after a brief firefight, located Osama Bin Laden, who was killed when picking up a weapon. Bin Laden was shot several times by the Navy SEALs. They then recovered his body and took it into custody.