LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A team of CIA officers and elite Navy Seals have killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden just five months before the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Bin Laden was killed during an assault in Islamabad, Pakistan.

“Justice has been done,” President Barack Obama said Sunday night in his address to the nation from the White House.

Crowds immediately gathered to sing “God Bless America” and the national anthem Sunday night in Washington, D.C., and in locations throughout New York City, including Ground Zero.

There are concerns, however, about possible retaliation from Al Qaeda, which has prompted a travel alert at LAX, as well as airports across the country.

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Comments (29)
  1. neel123 says:

    During the Musharraf regime many speculated that Osama Bin laden might in fact be living in Musharraf’s house as a guest. The speculation has turned out to be nearly true.

    It is simply inconceivable that Osama Bin laden living in a mansion near Islamabad will be possible without the knowledge of the Pakistani authorities.

    The most likely scenario is that when the CIA spotted OBL with clinching evidence the Paki authorities had no option but to admit and provide tacit help …… ! Officially though they would try to distance themselves from the operations and raise the issue of “sovereignty”.

    Either way, Pakistan remains exposed now …. !

    1. C says:

      Glad such a despicable person is gone from our world. Concerned about retaliation, but we Americans cannot & will not stop living our lives due to hateful lunatics resorting to terror.


    US CIAs FAKED his death. All they had is a tall man & possible DNA match. it’s really easy to plant evidence.

    1. Tammy says:

      Really? You are ignorant.

      1. Tammy is an idiot says:

        Tammy is a Moron,

        Do you believe whatever the US Government tells you?

        Did the US Government ever find WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION IN IRAQ?

        Do you know ANTHRAX was made by US Government’s Top Secret Scientists?

      2. Tammy is an idiot says:

        ANTHRAX & WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION were selling points to Congress so they can APPROVE & JUSTIFY WAR in IRAQ.

      3. TAMMY IS RIGHT says:

        Tammy is a intelligent person who isn’t afraid to tell the truth to the rest of you stupid people like buried at sea already and the rest of the bin laden lovers that is out there. May be you people forgot about 911 or are yous a bunch of muslin’s. And the same to the idiots that don’t like what i just said you morons

  3. MG says:

    I “HOPE” he is dead and believe he is dead but not convinced it happened how/when they are reporting. I just don’t know why the government would “bury his body at sea” instead of giving the Americans who lost so much at his hands, the pleasure of seeing his cold, dead, emaciated and mangled body first. Then … throw him to the sharks. I’m not a conspirary theorist – – but this part of it just doesn’t make sense.

    1. Army Soldier says:

      i tend to agree with you MG on your point about letting the familys of 9-11 see his body however we did just that with husain’s sons and the backlash was more then it was worth in muslim law if im not mistaken there is a very limited list of people allowed to see a dead body this list would include the clergy and his/her imediate family (meaning the dead persons family) so i think they did nnot show the body for that reason as for why at sea? that was an obvious attempt to not provide a RALLY POINT for his supporters to gather at i really think this is one of those DAMNED IF YOU DO AND DAMNED IF YOU DONT CASES there is no RIGHT way to do it that is going to make everyone happy


    Why didn’t they grant Hussein his wishes to die by a Firing Squad? And now they’re following Muslim Funeral traditions to bury Osama at Sea?

    Sounds like a FAKE.

  5. ILLEGALS says:

    The US Government better find dialysis machines at that Mansion or Compound. Unless Osama Bin Laden got a Kidney transplant, which i really doubt it.

  6. Rick says:

    OBL practiced “Radical Islam” which is not endorsed by a great majority of those practicing the Religion. Therefore, a burial at sea should not have been a requirement. Now, there will always be doubters. They should have brought his body to the USA and provided it as proof for any governing body that requests it.
    Sounds like a re-election ploy.
    Hell, they could have cut off his fingers & toes and sold them on eBay!


    They buried him at Sea, Translation: “Americans & World just need to take CIAs word for it that Osama Bin Laden is dead”.

    All evidence destroyed, they should’ve brought him to the USA to have experts examine the body.

    Maybe Donald Trump will press this issue & Obama will pull out the Proof of Evidence 2 years after the fact..

    Our CIAs are good at FAKING EVIDENCE!!


  8. Bobby says:

    To all of you conspiracy theorists: U.S. intelligence personnel would sure look stupid if Bin Laden showed up on Al-Jezeera networks with a video saying, “I’m not dead…” Trust me, he’s dead. As arrogant as Bin Laden is, there would surely already be video contradicting his demise. If he’s not dead, he’s in U.S. custody on a waterboard somewhere in…

  9. Mary Palomar says:

    Obama got Osama!

    1. There's a Connection, NOT! says:

      But Hussein did not get Hussein..

  10. Florence Ferrara says:

    Cried on 9/11 and cried again yesterday. I am happy Bin Laden is gone although I know it doesn’t mean what he started is over. I hope some of the 9/11 loved ones have found some relief and I hope that our (US) Arab-Americans will now be able to live their lives in peace.

  11. Karen says:

    I laugh at ALL the conspiracy theories. Some dude already told you off.

    I cried for a long time after 9/11 and was giddy yesterday.

    OSAMA BIN LADEN IS DEAD. I’d like to see the picture but based on all your comments, I now understand why it has not been released.

    BECAUSE EVEN IF THEY SHOWED YOU A PICTURE, you’d come up with some stupid reason why it’s not him.

    You’ll never be satisfied. I hope you get help for that.


  12. anonymous says:

    I think rather than celebration, we as Christians should mourn Osama Bin Ladan’s death. War, terrorism, assassinations, etc, are but reminders that we live in a broken world and should point us to the need of the Prince of Peace Jesus Christ. Is your heart heavy? It should be.

    1. Christian Wiseman says:

      Anonymous, I agree with you, but to a point. Yes, as a Christian, we shouldn’t be glad of somebody being killed.

      However, we are still in the flesh, or to put it bluntly, WE ARE HUMAN, AND WE AIN’T PERFECT. Yes, the world needs Jesus.

      Personally, I’m glad Osama’s dead. That man was responsible for giving me nightmares 10 years ago when i was the 3rd grade, and responsible for killing thousands of people for no reason whatsoever.

    2. John says:

      I’m not a Christian. I’m glad Bin Laden is dead too. The only thing I mourn is that his head wasn’t put on a pike at Ground Zero for people to throw things at.

  13. Gavyn says:

    I’m relieved. I’m only 12 but now I feel safer because my mom was scheduled to fly (as a flight attendant) on the American Airlines flight 77.

  14. Truther says:

    Does CBS2 and KCAL9 have any reporters, or are they just repeaters? Do you really think this case is closed? How did Osama rig three WTC buildings for controlled demolition? Where is the plane at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, PA? Since they dumped his body in the ocean, I want to see that damn dialysis machine in the damn Smithsonian dammit.

  15. Noreen says:

    I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    I was pensive about yesterdays news & felt sadness. I kept thinking has everyone forgotten “Thou shalt not kill”? I reminded myself that I personally had not lost anyone close to my on 9/11, so I remained silent, but then, this quote came across my input and expresses what I was feeling, so perfectly stated.
    When I remain quiet and listen, the Universe ALWAYS, ALWAYS provides just what I need. Thank you Universe.

  16. Yucaipadave says:

    I won’t believe it until I see pictorial proof.

  17. Korina Gonzalez says:

    I don’t believe that Osama Bin Laden is Dead!! I’m still in denial!! I have to see his body to believe it!! When really I believe that bush is the one to blame for!! From 9/11 to “So-Call Osama’s death” I mean the government is to blame for.. They are evil, the snake in all this drama!! While trying to wipe there hands clean and trying to play point the finger game on Osama!! Shame on you bush and the government!! SMMFH!! Ughh ya discuss me!! Cuz of bush & the government we going 2 rot in hell cuz of bush & da government!!

  18. John C Weaver says:

    Finally. One chapter closed, but, the story of teror goes on. I fear we’re never going to escape this novel that’s being written unti the writer finisheds this terrifying novel that’s being written. Will it ever end? Who’s to say? It took nearly a decade to finish just this chapter. it’s the rest of the story that’s giving me ulcers. The war will continue over decades, something we have never been through, and certainly, looking forward to a better ending, we hope. My heart goes out to those who suffered through this ghastly literical verbage that has costed the readers in blood. and bodies. I just hope this author has the decency to end it soon. What my biggest fear is, and what is also on our collective mindset is, what’s going to happen next? Who is going to blind side us when we least expect it? well, I’m all out of Tums, and my stomach is already ruined since 9-11. If it’s going to happen, let’s make sure the perpetrator has a ringside seat waiting for them in Tartarus, to see their champion, Bin laden, being roasted alive on a spit, and being cooked to death by the blood of the innocent, soldiers, and victims of this gothic tale being still spun.

  19. Lacey says:

    I hope Bin Laden is dead, he was a bad man, however, we should be more concerned of the PROC, they are the biggest threat to mankind.

  20. Dave L says:

    It was amazing to watch the world and the US celebrate. Here are a few videos of the events at my school: Rowan University

    Fireworks on Campus:

    Two Mobs Meet:

    And there are more on the channel. I was surprised at how Rowan reacted, as well as other schools like PennState.

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