Osama Bin Laden killed in CIA operation
Osama bin Laden has been killed in a CIA operation in Pakistan, President Obama will announce, ending a years-long manhunt for the leader of al-Qaeda and architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York City and Washington, according to multiple sources.
- KEITH URBAHN, Chief of Staff for Donald Rumsfeld, tweets that Osama bin Laden has been killed:
- DAN PFEIFFER, assistant to the president:
- By 10 p.m., the Associated Press confirmed that President Obama was to make a highly unusual late-night statement on an undisclosed topic. Speculation on Facebook and Twitter quickly focused on Osama bin Laden in the lead-up to Obama's speech.
- — andersoncooper (@andersoncooper)Sun, May 01 2011 20:10:09Ed henry of cnn reporting osama killed in mansion outside islamabad. Wow, if true that is stunning, and Pakistan has some explaining to do
- — DeptofDefense (@DeptofDefense)Sun, May 01 2011 20:44:41
- — PJCrowley (@PJCrowley)Sun, May 01 2011 19:45:44
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