From CNN article:
For several months before that last tape’s release [in January, 2011], however, U.S. officials had received specific information about where bin Laden may have been hiding in Pakistan, according to President Barack Obama.
On Sunday, the president said he ordered an operation — carried out by a handful of U.S. troops — to kill bin Laden in Pakistan. They did so after a firefight, bringing out the al Qaeda leader’s body with them after their mission was complete.
“His demise should be welcomed by all who believe in peace and human dignity,” Obama said in a speech announcing bin Laden’s death. “Justice has been done.”
I was logging on to Facebook to upload some recent pictures when I saw something about Osama bin Laden. I didn’t pay it any mind at first, but then I saw something else. And then I realized it said that he was dead. I went to CNN.com to see if it was true, and sure enough, the leader of al Queda is dead. It’s hard to imagine that almost ten years after the September 11 attacks, we finally got him.
It was just after midnight when I saw then news, but I had to go upstairs and tell Amanda, even though she was already in bed. That news is just too big. It’ll be interesting to see the world’s reaction tomorrow.