Poll: Americans were skeptical bin Laden would be captured or killed
May 2nd, 2011
09:17 AM ET
4 years ago

Poll: Americans were skeptical bin Laden would be captured or killed

Washington (CNN) – Prior to the killing of Osama bin Laden, polls indicate Americans had become increasingly skeptical that the terrorist leader would be captured or killed.

Soon after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, 78 percent of the public thought it was likely that the founder and leader of al Qaeda would be captured or killed, with only 21 percent of the public saying it was unlikely that bin Laden would be captured or killed.
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U.S. forces kill elusive terror figure Osama bin Laden in Pakistan
May 2nd, 2011
08:20 AM ET
4 years ago

U.S. forces kill elusive terror figure Osama bin Laden in Pakistan

(CNN) - DNA matching is under way on samples from the body of slain terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden, a U.S. government official told CNN on Monday.

There are photographs of the body with a gunshot wound to the side of the head that shows an individual who is not unrecognizable as bin Laden, the official said.

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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, May 2, 2011
May 2nd, 2011
06:33 AM ET
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, May 2, 2011

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CNN: Osama bin Laden is dead, Obama says
The mastermind of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil is dead, U.S. President Barack Obama announced late Sunday night, almost 10 years after the attacks that killed about 3,000 people.

CNN: How U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden
The mission that killed one of the world's most notorious terrorist leaders was carried out by U.S. forces with the cooperation of Pakistan, U.S. President Barack Obama said Sunday night. …U.S. sources including a senior official and a congressional source familiar with the operation said bin Laden was shot in the head.

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May 2nd, 2011
02:46 AM ET
4 years ago

Americans take to the streets amid news of bin Laden's death


(CNN) – Americans broke into celebration early Monday in a show of patriotism against the man who committed his life to attacking U.S. citizens, while those directly affected by Osama bin Laden's terrorist plots quietly reflected on the closure finally gained from his death.

Just before President Barack Obama announced to the world late Sunday that bin Laden was dead, a crowd began to form outside the White House gates.

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The U.S. anticipates al Qaeda 'threats of retaliation'
May 2nd, 2011
02:43 AM ET
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The U.S. anticipates al Qaeda 'threats of retaliation'

(CNN) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security expects "threats of retaliation" from al Qaeda in the aftermath of Osama bin Laden's death, a department official told CNN early Monday.

"We certainly anticipate threats of retaliation - this is an organization that declared war on the United States more than a decade ago - threats from al Qaeda are not a new phenomenon," the official said.

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May 2nd, 2011
02:33 AM ET
4 years ago

Obama tells families of 9/11 victims that 'justice has been done'


Washington (CNN) – In direct and emotional terms, President Barack Obama informed the nation and the world Sunday night that a U.S. operation in Pakistan earlier in the day killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden almost 10 years after terrorist attacks that killed thousands.

"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," the president said, looking directly into the television camera in the East Room of the White House for the statement broadcast nationwide on short notice.

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How U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden
May 2nd, 2011
01:36 AM ET
4 years ago

How U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden

(CNN) – The mission that killed one of the world's most notorious terrorist leaders was carried out by U.S. forces with the cooperation of Pakistan, U.S. President Barack Obama said Sunday night.

Osama bin Laden - the longtime leader of al Qaeda - was killed by U.S. forces in a mansion about 100 kilometers, or 62 miles, north of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad along with other family members, a senior U.S. official told CNN.

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