How U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden
May 2nd, 2011
01:41 AM ET

How U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden

The mission that killed one of the world's most notorious terrorist leaders was carried out by U.S. forces with the cooperation of Pakistan, U.S. President Barack Obama said Sunday night.

Osama bin Laden - the longtime leader of al Qaeda - was killed by U.S. forces in a mansion about 100 kilometers, or 62 miles, north of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad along with other family members, a senior U.S. official told CNN.

Members of Pakistan's intelligence service, the ISI, were on site in Abbottabad during the operation, a senior Pakistani intelligence official said.

Bin Laden resisted the assault and was killed in a firefight, senior administration officials said.

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  1. lambchop

    murder is what happened tu US on 9-11-01 & in Penn. and other *

    May 2, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. troy

    This is enough for me. This independent moderate is voting Obama 2012. He's done enough to convince me he has earned another term to work on the economy and job growth. I'm convinced.

    May 2, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. kim

    Im proud of our service men and they got that basturd.

    May 2, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Goya59

    God Bless President Obama, and ALL of both the intelligence and the very specially-trained military members who achieved OBL's death, at long last!!! Thank each and every one of you for ALL that YOU do 24/7/365 to keep our USA safe!!!

    May 2, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. sal

    Where is the body

    May 2, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Gas

    @Sal Fish food somewhere in the Arabian Sea

    May 2, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. sluggo

    A great day for America but with the number of barbaric comments here proves that we have been at war far too long. Now that Bin Laden is gone our national security will still not let its guard down but let us at least get our minds back on track(pre-911) and away from this barbaric mentality before we become what was just destroyed.

    May 2, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. squidbait

    we could've had him along time ago, the pres just wanted to get approval ratings, he sucks so bad and now everyone thinks he is the best, at what he is a failure and you are to foolish to see where he is taking this country, and why do you think the body is gone, be cause he died of natural causes and barrack wants to take credit, that's why you don't see the body

    May 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pliny

      So SquiddyBait...you have factual data that supports your assertions? Or are you just lying thru your teeth because you are a racist who is afraid of an African-American being the POTUS. Either way, you are a keyboard-coward.

      May 4, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. tyler

    I appreciate all those men and women that went out there to risk their life to find osama bin laden i think its good to know that the war between us and pakistan might finaly be over you know wat i say to that one god bless the USA and all those brave men and women thank you.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
  10. Broderick Brown

    Hey, you live by the sword, you die by the sword.

    May 3, 2011 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
  11. countryboy

    Some mad. Some sad. http://WWW.CDBABY.COM/ALL/NUMONE bye now!

    May 3, 2011 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
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