Osama bin Laden Killed in Military Operation
By Dialogo May 02, 2011After I read the article I can conclude that there are still doubts about the death of Osama, first of all how could they toss a body of a person who is wanted by everyone, in the sea and that is it, no DNA tests done to confirm whether it was actually him. Remember that Osama had body doubles and this might be one of them. In my opinion they should at least show the picture where it happened, and be a little clearer with the evidence. Thanks and congratulations to the government of the USA for their hard work to find this man who has made thousands of people suffer.
WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S.A. – Osama bin Laden, the leader of the terrorist
group al-Qaeda, was killed on May 1 during raid of his compound in Abbottabad, an
affluent suburb about 50 kilometers northeast of Islamabad, Pakistan. A small US
military team arrived at the compound where he was thought to be hiding, according
to US Officials.
Four others were also reportedly killed including Hamza, one of bin Laden’s
sons and a senior member of al-Qaeda. A woman was fatally shot when she was used as
a shield by one of the combatants involved in the gunfight. No Americans were killed
during the raid.
Bin Laden, who had been suspected of living in caves to elude capture during
his decade on the run, was found in a customized structure close to the Pakistani
“Justice has been done,” U.S. President Barack Obama said during an
announcement at the White House.
“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,” US President Barack Obama said in a statement on Sunday.
Obama reaffirmed that the United States is not at war with Islam.
“I’ve made clear, just as President Bush did shortly after 9/11, that our war
is not against Islam,” the US president said. "Bin Laden was not a Muslim
leader; he was a mass murderer of Muslims. Indeed, al-Qaeda has slaughtered scores
of Muslims in many countries, including our own. So his demise should be welcomed by
all who believe in peace and human dignity."
Bin Laden's body was handled according to Islamic customs.
Intelligence sources quoted by wire services said a key break in the hunt for
bin Laden came about eight months ago while tracking one of the couriers regularly
used by the al-Qaeda leader. The courier reportedly led intelligence to a large
compound in Abbottabad last August.
Al-Qaeda is accused of the bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa that
killed 231, mostly local nationals, and the 2000 attack on the U.S. Cole that took
the lives of 17 American sailors in Yemen. The terrorist group also executed the
attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 that killed about 3,000 citizens of many countries in the
biggest act of terrorism on American soil.
“From the outset of the administration, President [Obama] has placed the
highest priority in protecting the nation from the threat of terrorism,” a U.S.
senior administration official said during a media conference. “In line with this,
we have pursued an intensified, targeted, and global effort to degrade and defeat