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BREAKING NEWS: OSAMA BIN LADEN IS DEAD IN PAKISTAN [UPDATED 11:48PM]

Osama Bin Laden is purported to have been killed outside Islamabad, Pakistan in a CIA operation. Listen online at kfyo.com for ABC News coverage of this groundbreaking news.

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11:48pm, May 1, 2011

Washington D.C.  Congressman Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) issued the following statement tonight after learning of the death of terrorist Usama Bin Laden.


“Almost ten years after September 11, 2001, we have made good on our promise to hunt down and kill Usama Bin Laden, the terrorist responsible for nearly 3,000 deaths at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Flight 93.   I applaud the diligence of our intelligence community and military for this achievement and victory against terrorism around the world.  I join with President Obama, former President Bush and Americans everywhere in praising the fact that justice has been done.  This is a rare moment in history when all Americans can join together and celebrate, just as we joined together to mourn after September 11th.”

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11:35pm, May 1, 2011

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) today released the following statement on the death of Osama bin Laden:

“Our mission has always been to take down Osama bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda, the terrorist network that killed thousands of innocent Americans on September 11, 2001. That mission has now been accomplished through the patience and steadfast determination of our military, our intelligence officials, and the united leadership of Presidents Bush and Obama. Now we must continue to dismantle this and other terrorist networks that attempt to destroy freedom and human rights throughout the world.”

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11:15pm, May 1, 2011
BBC News has the obituary for Osama Bin Laden here.

11:04pm, May 1, 2011
Statement from former President George W. Bush: “Tonight America has sent an unmistakable message. No matter how long it takes, judgment will be done.”
More from President Bush: “I congratulate President Obama and our military. They have our everlasting gratitude.”

10:56pm, May 1, 2011
ABC News: Former President George W. Bush was informed by President Barack Obama over the phone at 9:05 Central time on the death of Osama Bin Laden.

10:45pm, May 1, 2011
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was killed in an operation led by the United States.
A small team of Americans carried out the attack and took custody of bin Laden’s remains, the president said Sunday in a dramatic late-night statement at the White House.

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.
“Justice has been done,” the president said.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks against the United States, is dead, and the U.S. is in possession of his body, a person familiar with the situation said late Sunday.

President Barack Obama was expected to address the nation on the developments Sunday night.

A senior U.S. counterterrorism official said bin Laden was killed in a ground operation in Pakistan, not by a Predator drone. The official said it happened last week.

Officials have long believed bin Laden, the most wanted man in the world, was hiding a mountainous region along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to speak ahead of the president.

9:50pm, May 1, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) — Al-Qaida mastermind Osama bin Laden is dead and the United States has his body, a person familiar with the developments says.

President Barack Obama is expected to make that announcement from the White House late Sunday night.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to speak ahead of the president.

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