Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Osama bin Laden is dead

The U.S. president, Barack Obama, has announced the death of the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama Bin Laden. Next to Bin Laden killed three others, according to a source from the U.S. government. Washington believes that one of the dead was a son of bin Laden, according to a senior official of the Executive.

According to U.S. sources, the death of Bin Laden Al-Qaeda offers a path of decline that will be difficult to reverse. U.S. officials have explained that the terrorist was hiding in a residential complex of "high security" about 56 kilometers from Islamabad. In the operation carried out "first thing" on Sunday for a "small U.S.

team, which sources would not specify whether they were military or not, also killed three other men" adult ", including apparently one of the sons of Bin Laden and two of his personal mail and a woman "used as a shield by a combatant" whose identity was not disclosed. The operation, performed in about 45 minutes and four helicopters, was held in the highest secrecy, but were alerted in advance by Pakistani authorities, the sources said.

Apparently, Bin Laden was killed by a shot in the head of U.S. special command that carried out the operation. Special Forces was given the option to surrender before killing him. According to sources, the residential complex where he was found Bin Laden stands in an area home to many retired Pakistani military.

The residence occupied by the leader of al Qaeda, allegedly part of his family, including his youngest wife, was much higher than the rest and enjoyed "extraordinary physical measures" of security, they said. In addition to high walls, walled interior spaces and restricted access by three security gates, the main residence had few exterior windows and a terrace also protected by a wall, they reported.

Bin Laden's trail was found by one of his personal emails from the few "who relied on" Al Qaida leader explained. Four years ago, the intelligence services were finally able to identify this person and two years ago managed to "identify areas in Pakistan where they played this email and your brother.

Finally, last August, located the house where Bin Laden was killed today and that was in the name of this terrorist's personal mail, even though the value of the residential complex, built in 2005, is estimated at one million dollars and that person had no formal means to pay that much money, they said.

In an address from the White House, Obama said, after receiving information last week reliable intelligence on where Bin Laden was in Pakistan, gave the order to attack and now a "small group" American led the operation, in which, after an exchange of fire, took the body of the terrorist.

[Read Obama's speech (Spanish)] The President stated that Bin Laden was located in the town of Abottabad, in northern Pakistan. Earlier, CNN had quoted government sources to say he was in a mansion on the outskirts of Islamabad. "Tonight, the U.S. has launched an unequivocal message: no matter how long it takes, justice has been done," said U.S.

President in his brief statement. Ten years after the attacks of September 11, 2001, which killed nearly 3,000 people in New York, the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania, Obama said "we are reminded again that the U.S. can do what he wants. That is our history. " U.S. intelligence suspected that Bin Laden had moved in recent years by the region of the mountainous area of Chitral in the far northwest Pakistan near the border with China, to Tora Bora in the Kurram Valley, one of Taliban strongholds harder.

Obama has stated that during these ten years "we have been united as one great American family. We started a war against Al Qaeda. In ten years I must thank the work of security and police forces and intelligence services." The president ended his appearance by pointing out that "America can do anything he wants.

He has won a commitment to the values of the blood and sacrifices. One nation, under the hand of God, freedom and justice."

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