Osama bin Laden, the leader of Al-Qaeda and mastermind of the 9/11 attacks nearly 10 years ago, has been killed as a result of a U.S. military operation.
President Obama announced the news at 11:35 p.m. in an address to nation after multiple news outlets reported the development.
U.S. intelligence officials first developed information on bin Laden's whereabouts in August, according to Obama. Only last week, Obama said, did he decide the were was enough information for U.S. military action, and authorized an operation to kill him. Then, on Sunday, Obama ordered a small team of American ground troops to attack the house bin Laden was at in Pakistan.
“After a firefight they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body,” Obama said.
No Americans were killed, he said. Visit Huffington Post for additional details.
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