POST HERE For Discussion About The DEATH OF OSAMA BIN LADEN (Updated) Watch
Crowds have gathered rather quickly in front of the White House and the Twin Tower sites too; rightly, I assume it shall be quite a jovial atmosphere in the US/UK/World today.
Al-Qaeda founder and leader Osama Bin Laden has been killed by US forces, President Barack Obama has said.
The al-Qaeda leader was killed in a ground operation based on US intelligence, the first lead of which emerged last August.
Mr Obama said after "a firefight" US forces took possession of his body.
Bin Laden was accused of being behind a number of atrocities, including the attacks on New York and Washington on 11 September 2001.
He was top of the US "most wanted" list.
Crowds gathered outside the White House in Washington DC, chanting "USA, USA" after the news emerged.
Bin Laden approved the 9/11 attacks in which nearly 3,000 people died, saying later that the results had exceeded his expectations.
He evaded the forces of the US and its allies for almost a decade, despite a $25m bounty on his head.
His death will be seen as a major blow to al-Qaeda but also raise fears of reprisal attacks, correspondents say.
Obama and his team watching live when the operation was being carried out; Obama is such a bad-ass.
Seems strange given the amount of 'he's probably dead' comments made by various people over the years, shall have to wait and see the story.
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Edit: Killed by ground firefight in pakistan, no americans injured, body taken.
'Well then.. Perhaps Osama shouldn't have used his real name and address when making his PSN account'.
'He still holds the world championship for hide and seek'
'The Osama news overtook tonight's episode of The Apprentice. Well played, Obama.'
'Donald Trump is already demanding to see Osama bin Laden's long form death certificate'
Wanna see fox news late reaction?
I remember people on Twitter were saying Jackie Chan was dead, so I wouldn't really trust a story that is on twitter.
I have looked on BBC, but there is nothing there. However, it is getting a lot of press coverage on American news networks, so it could be true.
I am not sure what difference it will make in the long term. I don't think he had that much power anyway.
LIVE WATCH IT
EDIT: It seems like Obama is trying to pretend that something major has happened i.e something good has been accomplished by the apparent death of Osama
If anything, at least an atrocious murderer (please save the "US is the real murderer" comments for someone else, as I'm specifically talking about Osama here) is not in this world anymore.
Given such reports I shall take it with a pinch if salt until it is confirmed.
I am keeping tabs on this via radio