Osama bin Laden dead

Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the attacks of september 11, 2001 on the Twin Towers in New York is killed in Pakistan.

The United States are in the possession of his body. That has u.s. president Barack Obama said at a press conference.

A small team of American elite troops, the attack on Bin Laden. The attack took place Sunday in the town of Abbottabat, about 100 km north of the Pakistani capital Islamabad. The leader of the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda was killed in a gunfight, after which his body was taken, Obama said from the White House. With Bin Laden's body is handled carefully according to the Islamic rules, it was with emphasis reported.

With his death comes to an end the Manhunt on Bin Laden. "The right has prevailed," said the president. "His death is not the end of our efforts. There is no doubt that Al-Qaida will continue with attacks on us. We should and will remain vigilant, "said Obama.

Obama said he ordered the operation then gave clear was where Bin Laden is stopped. Sources said that such order Friday came and that the operation was carried out Sunday morning. Since november there was increasingly clear information come across a House that seemed like a bunker built, with high thick walls and two security fences around the grounds. The CIA ultimately came to the conclusion that this had to be the place where the Al-Qaidaleider had entrenched themselves.

When the operation was not only Bin Laden killed. There were still three men killed, including one of Bin Laden's sons, said sources.

Obama spent Sunday evening his predecessors as president, George Bush and Bill Clinton, aware of Bin Laden's death. Bush released a statement from Obama, in which he congratulated. "This monumental achievement is a victory for the United States, for the people around the world who want peace and for anyone who has lost loved ones on september 11, 2001." He also said that the United States have sent a very clear message: no matter how long it takes, will eventually the right prevail.

The Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, said that the Americans have held to their promise to kill or capture Bin Laden. He called it a "very significant victory" for the country and a tribute to the men and women in the U.S. military. Bloomberg said to hope that the news of Bin Laden's death ' can offer comfort to those who have lost loved ones '.

For the White House, a crowd gathered and people is celebrated.

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