Sunday, May 01, 2011
American official says Osama bin Laden was killed in a mansion close to the Pakistani capital
Osama bin Laden, hunted as the mastermind behind the worst-ever terrorist attack on U.S. soil, has been killed, President Obama announced tonight.
Bin Laden was killed in a ground attack by Joint Special Operations Command forces working with the CIA on a compound in Pakistan, a national security source told ABC News.
The compound, described by some sources as a mansion, had been monitored for months. When the decision was made to move on it, special operations forces were sent across the border from Afghanistan to launch a ground attack and take the body.
DNA testing confirmed that it was bin Laden, sources told ABC News.
About damned time, and mega kudos to our military. Sources of mine in the service tell me that they needed a proper DNA match so they first had to find the syphilitic goat that was his mother before releasing the news.