TwitterACicon86x90vert facebookACicon86x90vert
TV/Radio XFINITY | WOW! | WBBM | WXRT | B96 + Dance | US99 | the Drive 97.1

YoutubeTwitterFacebookArlingtoncardinalYahoo! Google Bing Aol.ArlingtoncardinalTMZ Rotten Tomatoes ET Online Box Office MojoArlingtoncardinal Channel 9 WGN Channel 7 Chicago ABC Channel 5 Chicago NBC Channel 2 Chicago CBS Daily HeraldChicago Tribune Breaking NewsArlingtoncardinal Chicago Gas THE GUIDE

Osama bin Laden Killed By Covert Forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan

Sun May 01 2011 10:24 pm
 Share The Cardinal -- Articles (E-Mail, Facebook, Twitter & More) 

CHICAGO BEARS RADIO -- WBBM Newsradio 780 "Traffic on the 8's"

Osama bin Laden, accused of leading the worst-ever terrorist attack on U.S. soil on September 11, 2001, has been reported killed. The United States has possession of the body. President Barack Obama began speaking about the news from the White House at 11:36 p.m. CDT.

A unnamed source had leaked that Osama bin Laden (also known as Usama bin Laden) had been killed in a ground operation, not a Predator drone (UAV) attack — possibly outside of Islamabad, Pakistan.

“Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Pakistan. A small team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability.”

— President Barack Obama

Then President Barack Obama announced that a small team of American military personnel engaged in a firefight in Pakistan killed Osama bin Laden and took possession of his body. The firefight took place in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Barack Obama reported that no Americans were harmed in the operation. He also stated that the operation was carried out today. Apparently the order was executed by President Barack Obama on Friday, April 29, 2011.

The most significant advance in fighting terrorism.

— President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama spoke of a lead that developed last August and approved an operation that was carried out. The head of the ISI met with the CIA about one week ago.

There are reports from multiple sources that Osama bin Laden was staying in a mansion or a compound. The compound was built five years ago, and it appeared that the compound was custom-built to house Osama bin Laden.

There are reports that no Americans of the strike team were harmed. However, there are reports that one of four helicopters was shot down and/or experienced a hard landing and was destroyed. The incident occurred as the helicopters were departing from a Pakistan air base or the targeted compound where bin Laden was staying. The Deccan Herald reports new channels showing a burning helicopter on the empty lawn of the compound near Abbottabad, surrounded by security forces.

Fox News is reporting that Navy Seals were involved in the military strike force.

Large crowds have gathered outside the White House chanting USA! USA! …

Governments around the world have been urged to take extra security precautions to prepare for retaliation by radical terrorists.

Partial clip screen capture from the official FBI website —

Murder of U.S. Nationals Outside the United States; Conspiracy to Murder U.S. Nationals Outside the United States; Attack on a Federal Facility Resulting in Death

REWARD: The Rewards For Justice Program, United States Department of State, is offering a reward of up to $25 million for information leading directly to the apprehension or conviction of Usama Bin Laden. An additional $2 million is being offered through a program developed and funded by the Airline Pilots Association and the Air Transport Association.

Usama Bin Laden is wanted in connection with the August 7, 1998, bombings of the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya. These attacks killed over 200 people. In addition, Bin Laden is a suspect in other terrorist attacks throughout the world.

Bin Laden is left-handed and walks with a cane.

Most wanted terrorists on the FBI official website (Osama bin Laden has been on the most wanted list since before September 11, 2001).

View Larger Map
Close up satellite view of Abbottabad, Pakistan.

View Larger Map
Middle range view of region around Abbottabad.

View Larger Map
Map of Abbottabad, Pakistan — north of Islamabad.

In Abbottabad is the headquarters and the location of permanent military stations of a brigade in the Second Division of the Northern Army Corps.

See also …
Deccan Herald Helicopter crash near site of US operations against bin Laden

CLEAR SKIES?  Weather Data for Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Tags: , ,    

IMPORTANT NOTE: All persons referred to as subjects, defendants, offenders or suspects, etc. are presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Try a more powerful search in the box below ... SEARCH BOX PRODUCES RESULTS FOR The Cardinal -- ...
(POWERFUL SEARCH for The Cardinal, which can be expanded on the results page.)

Where background Wikipedia info/photos are used, original work is modified and released under CC-BY-SA.

::: Health, wellness and fitness gifts! ::: Cubs, Sox caps at :::

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS BREAKING NEWS --The Cardinal -- is a breaking news blog with Arlington Heights & Chicagoland emphasis. Early breaking reports may prove to be inaccurate after follow-up investigation, which may or may not be updated in The Cardinal -- For in-depth coverage, please also check the following links for network television, cable news networks and Chicago local media coverage ...

Daily Herald | Daily Herald -- Arlington Heights |
Today's headline videos: FOXNews Video | | Associated Press | The Cardinal
Chicago Area Newspapers
Video LOGO youtube Twitter Arlingtoncards facebook battery status Cardinal Calendar Search Batteries Plus RSS Help ...
All Headlines
crimeblog | fireblog

Comments for
COMMENTS are now available via one or more of our official Facebook pages. Comments no longer appear on the article per se. Please comment on or check the other popular Arlington Cardinal Facebook pages at ...

Anyone having information about serious crime in Arlington Heights should register on and look for the anonymous TIP411 feature, or call Arlington Heights Crime Stoppers at 847-590-STOP (847-590-7867). Callers are guaranteed anonymity and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Not a resident of Arlington Heights? Check for availability for your community. | Traffic on Twitter


Weather radar map is provided by

RSS Cardinal Weather Center