Source: McClatchy Wires
President Barack Obama will make a statement Sunday evening from the White House regarding al Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden, who’s thought to have been in hiding in Pakistan for much of the past decade.
Multiple news organizations are reporting that the White House is set to announce that, at last, Osama bin Laden is dead. ABC, CBS and NBC have cut away from scheduled programming to cover this enormous news.
With all the back and forth between President Obama and Donald Trump, Twitter flared up with amused conspiracy theories when NB
News cut away from Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice on the East Coast to carry the announcement.
Osama bin Laden, hunted as the mastermind behind the worst-ever terrorist attack on U.S. soil, has been killed, President Obama announced tonight.
Bin Laden was located at a compound in Pakistan, which was monitored and when the time was determined to be right, U.S. forces struck, the president said.
“A small team of Americans carried out the operation,” Obama said. “After a firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body.”
DNA testing confirmed that it was bin Laden, sources told ABC News.
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