Osama bin Laden is dead and his body has been recovered by U.S. authorities, U.S. officials said on Sunday.
U.S. President Barack Obama was to make the dramatic announcement shortly in a hastily called, late-night appearance at the White House.
he al-Qaida leader was killed at a mansion outside the Pakistani capital Islamabad, CNN reported on Sunday.
It is a major accomplishment for Obama and his national security team. Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush, had repeatedly vowed to bring to justice the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington, but never did before leaving office in early 2009.
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