Osama bin Laden is dead

Posted by David Khoirul

Osama bin Laden died dead death killed USDoes this mean the war is over? Ten years after the 11/9 bomb attack in World Trade Center and Pentagon, Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is reported to be dead. His body, according to officials late on Sunday, was recovered by U.S. authorities.

It is a major accomplishment for Obama and his national security team. Obama's predecessor, George W. Bush, had repeatedly vowed to bring to justice the mastermind of the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington, but never did before leaving office in early 2009.

U.S. officials said that after searching in vain for the al Qaeda leader since he disappeared in Afghanistan in late 2001, the Saudi-born extremist is dead and his body recovered.

New Zealand Herald wrote bin Laden was killed in a ground operation in Pakistan.

Officials have long believed bin Laden, the most wanted man in the world, was hiding a mountainous region along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to speak ahead of the president.

A White House official declined to divulge the subject matter of the statement, but the decision to address the nation at such short notice and on a Sunday evening was highly unusual.

Meanwhile, the Australian media Brisbane Times reports, quoting CNN, that Osama was killed last week in a mansion with other family members outside Islamabaad. His death has been confirmed with some DNA tests, and U.S. is now in possession of his body.

Although his death has been confirmed, I can still see Bin Laden here in my village, Blimbing. Mat Kluruk, a man who looks really like bin Laden and who suffers from mental illness, is once to be thought as the terrorist. Mat has very similar facial features as those of bin Laden -- his pictures, unfortunately, can't be uploaded here, but I'll add them as soon as I get the photos.

Osama bin Laden was born on March 10, 1957 and was a member of the wealthy Saudi bin Laden family. He is the founder of the jihadist organization al-Qaeda, most widely recognized for the September 11 attacks on the United States and numerous other mass-casualty attacks against civilian and military targets.


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