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Reaction to bin Laden's death

Monday, May 02, 2011 - 01:27

May 2 - Americans hold an impromptu rally in front of the White House upon learning of Osama bin Laden's death. Pakistanis hold this means an end to violence. Julie Noce reports.

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EDIT CONTAINS 4:3 MATERIAL An impromptu celebration Sunday night at the White House upon word that Osama Bin Laden is dead. U.S. President Barack Obama announced that Osama's capture came after years of painstaking intelligence work. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYING: "Finally, last week, I determined that we had enough intelligence to take action and authorized an operation to get Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice. Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abad Abad, Pakistan." The al Qaeda leader was killed after a US led special forces team raided a mansion outside Islamabad. Local TV stations in Pakistan have been airing coverage of the announcement. Residents hope his death means an end to violence. (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) NADEEM KHAN, LOCAL RESIDENT SAYING: "It has been announced many times in the past that Osama bin Laden had been killed, but it was always unconfirmed. God knows if it was U.S policy or what. However, now if this has happened, all we can say is that now peace should return here. The Afghanistan problem, the Pakistan problem should now be resolved." U.S. authorities say they have Bin Laden's body in their custody. Julie Noce, Reuters

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Reaction to bin Laden's death

Monday, May 02, 2011 - 01:27