The Death of Osama Bin Laden: 2nd May 2011

On May 1, 2011 U.S. President Barack Obama announced that Osama bin Laden was killed by a small team of Americans acting under Obama’s direct orders, in a covert operation in Abbottabad, Pakistan, about 50 km north of Islamabad. According to U.S. officials a team of 20–25 US Navy SEALs under the command of the Joint Special Operations Command and working with the CIA stormed bin Laden’s compound in two helicopters. Bin Laden and those with him were killed during a firefight in which U.S. forces experienced no injuries.