Recent breaking news has stated that Osama Bin Laden has been killed by US troops in Pakastan. His body in US custody and is awaiting DNA testing to confirm that it is him. Bin Laden is the leader of the Al-Qaeda and has been in hiding since the September 11 attack on the Twin Towers in New York City. He has been number one on the United States Most Wanted list since 2001. News stations throughout the entire world are reporting on this story. Although there are not very many details, news stations will keep us updated on any new details throughout the course of tonight and the days that follow.
Facebook and Twitter users have also started updating their statuses about the Al-Qaeda leader’s death. The updates include everything from “Osama is dead” to “AMERICA. Nothing else need be said,” “For everybody interested in the royal wedding, this is what REAL news is,” to “Osama is dead, can we please bring our troops home now?”
President Barack Obama is giving a special address to United States citizens about the most recent attack on Osama Bin Laden, an attack that took place after receiving information about his whereabouts and carefully planning the best way to deal with the information. As previously stated, the carefully executed plan as successful and Bin Laden’s body is now in United States custody. In Obama’s address (which is currently happening on just about every channel on television) he says, “the death of Osama marks the most significant event in this nation’s fight against terrorism… but that does not mean that our fight is over.”
More updates to come.
Update: 9/11 families feel some relief and closure following the announcement of Bin Laden’s death. Although families feel some relief that this man is gone, they are also worried about what his followers will do. What will retaliation be like?