OSAMA BIN LADEN IS DEAD
Throngs of New Yorkers flock to WTC site
Sunday, May 01, 2011
Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the September 11 attacks, was killed by U.S. military action during a firefight in Pakistan nearly a decade after the terror attacks and was later buried at sea, officials said.
Bin Laden was killed during a 40-minute raid on the heavily fortified compound in Pakistan identified by the CIA as the terror mastermind's hideout. About two dozen troops from counter-terrorism unit Navy SEAL Team Six went into the compound and shot bin Laden in the head, officials said.
Officials said bin Laden "resisted the assault" and was killed in the ensuing firefight.
"Justice has been done," President Barack Obama said in a rare, late-night Sunday nationally televised address.
People gathered outside the White House, at the World Trade Center site and at sites around the world Sunday night to celebrate the death of the man once considered the most wanted terrorist in the world.
Al Qaeda is also blamed for the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Africa that killed 231 people and the 2000 attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 American sailors in Yemen.
With the Associated Press