Just months before the 10th anniversary of the single most deadly terrorist attack on American soil on September 11th, 2001, the self-proclaimed mastermind of those attacks was killed by U.S. forces.
President Barack Obama announced Sunday, May 1st, 2011 at 11:34pm EST that the infamous terrorist Osama Bin Laden is dead. He was killed in a compound outside of Islamabad, Pakistan in a city called Abbottabad. He was killed by U.S. military forces on May 1st, 2011 in a firefight, and those forces took possession of the body. No civilians were harmed in this attack.
“The death of bin Laden marks the most significant achievement to date in our fight against al Qaeda…his demise should be welcomed by all who believe in peace and human dignity.” The President said in his official announcement. “Tonight we are once again reminded that America can do anything we set our mind to.”
The President said in his official address to the nation that this is a historic day for America, and a victory in the war against terrorism.