Osama bin Laden is dead!
The hunt for the mastermind of the 911 terror attacks is officially over. President Barack Obama addressed the nation Sunday evening stating, "Justice has been done." The President confirmed that there was a shoot out at a mansion outside of Islamabad. Osama bin Laden's body is currently in the US possession.
Osama Bin Laden was shot in the head at least once by US Navy seals, after what has been described as a brief exchange of gunfire. The location of the Pakistani compound where Bin Laden was hiding was confirmed last week, and the President gave his order to proceed with the military operation against Bin Laden on Sunday morning. US special operations forces took custody of OBL's body and DNA testing has confirmed his identity.
This is history in the making and exciting news for the world.
Bin Laden created and funded the al Qaeda terror network, which was responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. The Saudi exile had been a man on the run since the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan overthrew the ruling Taliban regime, which harbored bin Laden.
Ironically, today marks the 8th anniversary of George W. Bush's "mission accomplished" speech.
Celebrities are turning to Twitter to express their thoughts on this historic moment. Here's what they're saying:
@whitehouse: Obama: “the US is not – and never will be – at war with Islam…Bin Laden was not a Muslim leader; he was a mass murderer of Muslims”
@Andersoncooper: Does anyone else find it moving hearing people singing our national anthem outside the white house gates? I do.
@ladygaga: Just landed. Watching CNN, what a historical moment in the fight against hatred.
@JoelMcHale: I sure hope Bin Laden caught the early showing of Game of Thrones. #Binladen #whatanasshole
@BarackObama: About to address the nation. Watch live: http://wh.gov/live.
@LeBronJames: #WoW!! Obama words are earth moving and inspiring.
@BenjiMadden: Yo @BarrackObama you should do a little song at This news conference to celebrate! What do u say sir? give the people a treat!
@LanceArmstrong: USA USA USA!!
@BillyRayCyrus: Just saw the news! OSAMA BIN LADEN is dead !!! How crazy is that ! Only in my life could i be at FT Hood on the night this happened ...
@Lindsaylohan: Go USA!
@jimmyfallon: Got Bin Laden AND interrupted Celebrity Apprentice? Win for Obama all around.
@samantharonson: Song Of The Day: Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead
@jessicaalba: Wow... It's confirmed
@DannyDeVito: President Obama coming on TV check it out
@ChristinaApplegate: Well, that chapter is done...we have so many other things now to focus on.
@Tyrese: God bless our troops!!!!! We love you and thank u for keeping us safe!!
@KirstieAlley: Ding Dong the Witch is dead... the wicked witch.. Ding Dong the wicked witch is dead!!!!!!
@DemiLovato: USA I love my country.. We made history today.... Wow..... #isupportthetroups
@GiulianaRancic: Osama Bin Laden is dead. All over the news.
@Fabolous: #TwitPicOsamaBinLadenBody... We dont believe you tho..
@DaneCook: BIN LADEN KILLED 3519 DAYS AFTER 9/11! I WON! I GUESSED 3519 EXACTLY!
@JordinSparks: Is the news true??? If so, praise the Lord! Hopefully closure for so many!
@CarsonDaly: Watched WTC tower #2 get hit on 9/11. Lost friends. Finally, some closure. Early #militarymon gift. God bless our troops in middle east.
WATCH PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SPEECH ON BIN LADEN'S DEATH BELOW...
Osama bin Laden Dead
Osama bin Laden is dead!