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Osama Bin Laden Killed by U.S. Forces

May 2, 2011

Cheers were heard around the world and none louder than here in America when President Obama announced the death of Osama Bin Laden in his address to the nation Sunday evening.

Word spread fast through the numerous social media outlets including Facebook and Twitter as America anxiously awaited confirmation from the White House.

Bin Laden was the founder and leader of the terrorist group Al-Qaida that was responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon almost 10 years ago resulting in the loss of nearly 3,000 innocent lives.

President Obama proudly stated “And on nights like this one we can say to those families who have lost loved ones to al-Qaida’s terror, justice has been done.”

Obama was said to have been given a possible lead from on the whereabouts of Bin Laden last August but it wasn’t until last week after numerous meetings with his National Security Team the President determined that “we had enough intelligence to take action and authorized an operation to get Osama Bin Laden and bring him to justice.”

The attack was launched early Sunday morning where it was reported that a small team of special operation forces conducted the raid in a large compound located in the rural city of Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Bin Laden was said to have been shot in the head during a firefight between U.S. forces and members of al-Qaida including one of his sons who had not yet been named.

His death, Obama said, “marks the most significant achievement to date in our nations effort to defeat al-Qaida.”

His body was immediately taken into U.S. custody for identification purposes and has since been disposed of at sea in agreement with Islamic tradition which requires the body be “laid to rest” within 24 hours of death.

People massed in front of the White House and New York City’s “Ground Zero” into the early hours of morning celebrating the end of the world’s most notorious manhunt.

Radford was no different. Even with finals starting tomorrow, hundreds of students happily took a celebratory break from studying to share with their friends and classmates such a victorious moment in American history.

Fireworks were lit and flags were waived as students chanted “USA! USA!”

There were even jokes of exams being cancelled in lieu of the news.

More details are sure to surface tomorrow throughout the media and although this is a time of long-awaited closure for America, the country is urged to be cautious as the recent events could increase security threats.

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