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Osama bin Laden killed in Pakistan

by Jorge Hernandez on May 2, 2011

Osama bin Laden, mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks on the United States, has been killed in Pakistan.

President Obama announced to the country and the world that "justice has been done" and crowds have gathered in Washington D.C. as well as in New York – at the site of the 9/11 bombings at Ground Zero – to celebrate the news.

September 11, 2001, occurred almost a decade ago, but the memories of the those lost persist.

The news brings a kind of closure to many who have been awaiting for the capture or death of bin Laden.

"For over two decades, Bin Laden has been Al Qaeda’s leader and symbol. The death of Bin Laden marks the most significant achievement to date in our nation’s effort to defeat Al Qaeda. But his death does not mark the end of our effort. There’s no doubt that Al Qaeda will continue to pursue attacks against us. We must and we will remain vigilant at home and abroad," said President Obama.

Obama also stressed that the war against terrorists is not a war against Islam. The President said that this position was made clear by President Bush before as well.

According to the New York Times, President Obama ordered for more strikes in Pakistan, a move that angered the public in that country and have today proven to yield the ultimate result.

DNA tests have been conducted and it has been confirmed that Osama bin Laden is dead. It has been reported that bin Laden has been buried at sea.

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