Undoubtedly the biggest world news today, Al-Qaida head, Osama bin Laden has been slain in Pakistan early Monday during a firefight with the US forces. The accused mastermind of the 9/11 attack in New York, this day ends the manhunt that spanned a decade for the Americans.
“Justice has been done,” President Barack Obama said during an announcement from the White House, triggering a massive jubilation from gathered crowds just outside the building.
US officials reports that the CIA was able to track bin Laden in his hideout and an elite troop of the Navy SEAL Team Six was immediately sent to the location. An ensuing firefight ended with bin Laden getting a bullet to his head.
The US team got custody of bin Laden’s remains and was immediately buried at sea in accordance with Islamic practice. Due to the sensitivity of the matter, the location where the body was buried and other details on what happened has been kept classified.
How this news will affect the global economy, as well as the peace relations of the US and the world, shall remain to be seen.