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US president Barack Obama has confirmed the United States has conducted an operation in which Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed.
Mr Obama made the statement during a late Sunday night appearance on US television.

"The United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda - a terrorist who is responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children," he said.

The confirmation follows widespread media reports that bin Laden was killed in a mansion outside Pakistan's capital Islamabad last week.

Mr Obama said he was briefed last August on a lead that bin Laden was hiding inside "a compound deep inside Pakistan".

"Last week [it was] determined we had enough information to attack the compound," he said.

"Today at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operat

Added: May-2-2011 Occurred On: May-2-2011
By: Neytiri
World News, Politics, Afghanistan, Other Middle East
Location: Pakistan (load item map)
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