US officials: Al Qaida leader Bin Laden dead

By REUTERS
May 2, 2011 05:58

WASHINGTON - Osama bin Laden is dead and his body has been recovered by US authorities, US officials said on Sunday night.

US President Barack Obama was to make the announcement shortly that after searching in vain for bin Laden since he disappeared in Afghanistan in late 2001, the Saudi-born extremist is dead.


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