Monday, May 2, 2011

More on Osama Bin Laden killing

From AFA Daily Report;

US Special Forces Kill Osama Bin Laden: US special forces on Sunday killed Osama bin Laden, head of the terrorist network responsible for the 9/11 attacks, in a raid on a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, north of Islamabad, President Obama announced Sunday night in an address to the nation. "Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who's responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children," said Obama. A small US military team "carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability." None of them was harmed, he said, noting that they "took custody" of bin Laden's body as proof of his death. "[A]s a country, we will never tolerate our security being threatened, nor stand idly by when our people have been killed," stated Obama. "And on nights like this one, we can say to those families who have lost loved ones to al Qaeda's terror: Justice has been done."

In response, the Guardian is reporting the Taliban is vowing to avenge the killing of Osama Bin Laden;

A Taliban commander in Afghanistan has promised that his fighters would mount attacks to avenge the killing by US forces of Osama bin Laden.

The commander, who gave his name as Qudos and operates in the northern province of Baghlan, said: "The killing of Osama bin Laden will bring no change to jihad. Osama is the leader of al-Qaida and he is a powerful man in jihad. Losing him will be very painful for the mujahideen, but the shahadat [martyrdom] of Osama, will never stop the jihad. We will continue our fight until we liberate our lands from the Kafirs."

Guardian article

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