May 1, 2011 (San Diego's East County)
Updated 11 p.m. -- Osama bin Laden was killed today in a special operation led by U.S. forces, President Barack Obama revealed tonight in a broadcast to the nation.
"Today at my direction," President Obama said, "A small team of Americans carried out this operation...After a firefight they killed Obama bin Laden and took custody of his body." The leader of Al Qaeda and mastermind behind the 911 attacks was hiding in a compound deep within Pakistan, U.S. intelligence learned last August. After months of confirming intelligence and planning the operation, the strike today went smoothly with no U.S. casualties, he confirmed.