How U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden
May 2nd, 2011
01:36 AM ET
12 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.


Filed under: 9/11 • Al Qaeda • President Obama
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  1. Osama bin Laden Dead Dead Dead

    Good riddance to a mass murdering coward. May you burn in hell forever.

    May 2, 2011 02:00 am at 2:00 am |
  2. Snow

    As usual the idiot in chief was late making an announcement because the country had already heard it by the time he got up and about to make the announcement. It was funny, this idiot was acually trying to take the credit like he got out of his office and took care of laden himself. What a joke the current one term occupant of the White House is.

    May 2, 2011 02:18 am at 2:18 am |
  3. Craig Williams

    As american we came together ten years ago when the most violent act In US history took place, now ten years later America come together once again, but this time the most wanted man in the world was killed 5/1/11. I share in the happiness of all American, That one day are troops will come home an be with there families; that we as people will no longer look at each other diffidently. no matter what race or Religion you serve, that we will not have to look behind are shoulders no more and also will not have to be afraid anymore. A friend told me tonight that she was happy, but also was sad because she felt that are troops will not come home. I told her that this is just the first step in bringing are troops home, I also told my friend trust in God. "TRUST IN HIM AND ALL THINGS WILL HAPPEN"

    May 2, 2011 02:39 am at 2:39 am |
  4. Anonymous

    His not dead

    May 2, 2011 05:39 am at 5:39 am |
  5. T'sah from Virginia

    Osama binDEADin in a NUTSHELL!!! Yes we Can!!!

    May 2, 2011 06:40 am at 6:40 am |
  6. GI Joe

    Can you picture Trump having this information for years and not bragging about the plan details? Just another reason we don't need LOUD MOUTHS IN THE WHITE HOUSE.

    Thank you President Obama for having integrity unmatch by any of the republicans present so far for next year's election.

    May 2, 2011 07:17 am at 7:17 am |
  7. FM

    The Nobel Peace Prize has yield very good results. I remember (while the President receiving the prize in Oslo), he told Norwegians that sometimes we have to wage the war in order to achieve the peace. I salute Norwegians who issued the prize in advance. They are very good thinkers and the President deserves another one!

    May 2, 2011 08:24 am at 8:24 am |
  8. Rudy NYC

    I suppose that it should not be surprising for someone who was reported to be experiencing serious heath problems would be found not tar from where medical treatment would be available. He was even close to emergency treatment should the need arise.

    I salute all involved in bringing a man to justice who was at war with the western world, and at war against Islam itself through acts of terrorism against fellow muslims in mosques and perveting the faithful into a call for violence against the innocent. This death is a victory for peeace and the Islamic faith.

    May 2, 2011 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  9. diridi

    great victory for USA, and Obama......o.k, President is very smart....Oil will go down, but we need to focus on alternate energy...God bless pres. Obama, and USA.

    May 2, 2011 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  10. FM

    Those who are doubting that bin Laden is not dead, should believe it. Am not in the US at the moment , but where I am, the picture of bin Laden lying dead and the bullet on head (straight in the eye) is shown to all national TV. This was the very huge fish to fry!

    May 2, 2011 09:32 am at 9:32 am |