Obama announces death of Osama Bin Laden

Video: President makes late-night address after US finally gets its most wanted man

BY Staff Reporter
LAST UPDATED AT 11:39 ON Mon 2 May 2011

President Barack Obama delivered one of his most important speeches to date as he announced to America and the world that Osama Bin Laden, the man widely believed to be behind the 9/11 attacks, had been killed by US forces.
He invoked the power that the memory of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington still holds nearly 10 years on, but insisted that "the worst images are those that were unseen to the world, the empty seat at the dinner table, the children forced to grow up without their mother or father".
Full details of the raid are not yet fully known, but he did say that they had acted on intelligence received last August, and that "no Americans were harmed".
He was also keen to stress that America had worked with Pakistan over the last few years to try and find Osama, and that theirs was not a war with Islam. "This is a good and historic day for both of our nations," he said.
"Justice has been done."

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