A jubilant crowd gathered outside the White House as word spread of bin Laden's death after a global manhunt that lasted nearly a decade.
Former President George W. Bush, who was in office on the day of the attacks, issued a written statement hailing bin Laden's death as a momentous achievement. No matter how long it takes, justice will be done," he said.US has the body
US President Barack Obama has confirmed the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden, is dead.Speaking from the White House the US commander-in-chief said, "I can report to the American people and to the world, that the US has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden.” Mr Obama said the US had been narrowing down bin Laden's whereaboutsThe US president finally ordered a military strike this morning on a compound in Abbottabad, about 150km north of the Pakistani capital Islamabad."After a firefight they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body," "The death of bin Laden marks the most significant achievement to date in our nation's efforts to defeat al-Qa'ida."
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