Oren: US told me of bin Laden's death before announcement

May 3, 2011 09:31


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US Ambassador Michael Oren on Tuesday said that he received a phone call from a senior White House official informing him that Osama bin Laden had been killed about two hours before US President Barack Obama's official statement on the assassination.

Oren, speaking in an Israel Radio interview, said the official simply told him "We got him," and he immediately knew he was referring to bin Laden.

"I asked if he was captured alive, and the official answered 'no,' to which I replied, 'congratulations,'" Oren said.


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