President Obama is scheduled to make an announcement a this evening which will confirm that Osama Bin Laden has been killed. House Intelligence committee aide confirms that Osama Bin Laden is dead. The U.S. has the body.
Osama bin Laden dead: officials – Americas – Al Jazeera English
US president Barack Obama is due to make a statement shortly in which he is expected to announce the death of Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda.
Obama’s address was due at 0300GMT from the White House.
Qais Azimy, Al Jazeera’s correspondent in Kabul, said that Afghan officials have confirmed that Bin Laden had died and that his body was with the United States.
Officials would not confirm whether he had been killed in Afghanistan or Pakistan, and said that the death of the al-Qaeda leader was more of a “symbolic victory”, as he was no longer directly connected to the group’s field operations, Azimy reported.
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