Announcing the death of al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in an operation, President Barack Obama said counterterrorism cooperation with Pakistan led the U.S. to location of the militant leader’s hiding.
In a statement, Obama said he conjointly spoke to President Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday night. "It is very important to notice that our counterterrorism cooperation with Pakistan helped lead us to Bin Laden and also the compound where he was hiding," Obama said, acknowleding the Pakistani cooperation.
He told Americans on Sunday night 10 years when 9/11 terrorist attacks that "justice has been done." Obama noted that indeed Bin Laden had declared a war against Americans and ordered attacks against the Pakistani folks.
"Tonight I known as President Zardari and my team has conjointly spoken with their Pakistani counterparts." Obama said "they agree that it had been a decent and historic day for each of our nations".
Going forward, he said, it’s essential that Pakistan continues to affix the u. s. within the fight against al-Qaeda and its affiliates.
The announcement was created by Obama from the East area of the White House whereas a crowd of american citizens gathered outside cheered the news.
Members of Congress were briefed on the news by vp Joe Biden throughout the weekend, in line with a Senate aide.
President Obama said that on Sunday, alittle team of operatives launched a targeted assault on a compound in Abbottabad where months of intelligence work had established that Bin Laden was living. Bin Laden was killed when a firefight, and his body was taken into custody. (APP)