Wow. Truly such a historic day.
Now that it's been confirmed that after a nearly-ten year search, Osama bin Laden was found and killed by American troops, new details are emerging about his death.
The terrorist was located inside a large military compound in Abbottabad, an hour north of Islamabad, with no internet or phone connection. According to sources, American operatives have known about his location since last summer, and have been strategizing their plan of attack since then.
Finally, they descended upon him yesterday, and he was said to have "resisted the assault force" by using a woman as a shield against the attack and later with an automatic weapon. Special Forces Navy Seals then shot him through the head, finally killing him.
One of his sons, two couriers, and the aforementioned woman were also killed during the 40-minute raid.
In accordance with Islamic law, his body has been buried at sea.
Our thoughts are with all of the people who lost someone in the 9/11 attacks, as well as all of the innocent lives lost yesterday during the raid.
May they all rest easy knowing that bin Laden can't hurt anyone else.
[Image via AP Images.]
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