02 May '11, 4am

Osama bin Laden dead; US president says justice is done

WASHINGTON : Al-Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden was killed on Sunday in a firefight with US forces deep inside Pakistan, President Barack Obama said, declaring "justice has been done" a decade after the September 11 attacks. However, the US president warned that Al-Qaeda will try to attack the US. The death of the reviled US enemy sparked jubilation across the United States, with a huge crowd gathering outside the White House just before midnight, chanting "USA, USA" as Obama made a dramatic nationwide address to Americans. "Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of Al-Qaeda, and a terrorist who's responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children," Obama said. Obama said in the historic address from the White House that he had directed...

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