The only thing that has me concerned is that he will be a martyr for the cause
I think that al-queda will strike quickly to affirm its reputation.
Osama bin Laden has been killed nearly 10 years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.
President Obama announced the death of the terrorist leader Sunday night. Obama said he authorized a U.S. mission to go after bin Laden last week.
"The death of bin Laden marks the most significant event to date in our nation's efforts to defeat al Qaida," Obama said.
A senior House GOP aide confirmed reports that Osama bin Laden is dead.
The aide told The Hill House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.) received a call from Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Sunday with the news.A source at the White House familiar with the situation confirmed that bin Laden had been killed by U.S. personnel, and the United States is in possession of the body.
The terrorist attacks on New York City's Twin Towers and the Pentagon in 2001 led U.S. forces to invade Afghanistan. U.S. troops are still in that country nearly 10 years later.
A CIA official, speaking on background, told The Hill earlier this year that it was highly unlikely for Bin Laden to be captured alive.
"The odds of bin Laden and Zawahiri being captured alive are about as good as vodka losing favor among Russians,” the official said.
Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden dead - Obama
Al-Qaeda founder and leader Osama Bin Laden has been killed by US forces in Pakistan, President Obama has said.The al-Qaeda leader was killed in a ground operation outside Islamabad based on US intelligence, the first lead for which emerged last August.
Mr Obama said after "a firefight", US forces took possession of his body.
Bin Laden was accused of being behind a number of atrocities, including the attacks on New York and Washington on 11 September 2001.
He was top of the US "most wanted" list.
Crowds gathered outside the White House in Washington DC, chanting "USA, USA" after the news emerged.
'Lead last August' Bin Laden approved the 9/11 attacks in which nearly 3,000 people died, saying later that the results had exceeded his expectations.
Former US President George W BushThe fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done”
He evaded the forces of the US and its allies for almost a decade, despite a $25m bounty on his head.His death will be seen as a major blow to al-Qaeda but also raise fears of reprisal attacks, correspondents say.
Mr Obama said he had been briefed last August on a possible lead to Osama Bin Laden's whereabouts.
It led to intelligence that the al-Qaeda leader was hiding in a compound deep within Pakistan.
The president authorised an operation to "get Bin Laden" last week, he said, and on Sunday a small team of US forces undertook the operation in Abbottabad, north of Islamabad.
After a "firefight" Bin Laden was killed and his body taken by US forces, the president said.
Former US President Bill Clinton said in a statement: "This is a profoundly important moment not just for the families of those who lost their lives on 9/11 and in al-Qaeda's other attacks but for people all over the world who want to build a common future of peace, freedom, and cooperation for our children."
Mr Clinton's successor, President George W Bush, described the news as a "momentous achievement".
"The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done," Mr Bush said in a statement.