Osama Bin Laden is dead, President Obama announced in a televised address to the nation. His death was the result of a U.S. operation launched today in Abbottabad, Pakistan. After a firefight, a small team of American forces killed bin Laden and took possession of his body

"Tonight I can report to the American people and the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden," President Obama said when he addressed the nation.


President Obama praises those Americans who carried out the operation to kill Osama bin Laden, tells the families of the victims of September 11, 2001 that they have never been forgotten, and calls on Americans to remember the unity of that tragic day.

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