President Barack Obama announced at about 12:00 midnight, (Sunday, Eastern Time) that Usama Bin Laden is dead. He said that the Al Qaeda leader died in a firefight in a Mansion outside Islamabad, Pakistan, initiated by small group of U.S. soldiers last week and that the military is in possession of his body. He told the Americans that he authorized this operation.
Hundreds of Americans who gathered outside the fence of the north side of the White House in Washington D.C. were jubilant and cheered the news of the death of Bin Laden, whom Americans considered the chief architect behind series of attacks against American citizens and proprietary interest locally or in different parts of the world. The most noted terrorist attack that seared the American memory was the attack on the twin towers, Obama said.
Obama said that with Bin Laden’s death, justice was done.