Updated per LCR: Memeorandum, ABC News:
Reports: Osama Bin Laden is dead
"Hopefully we will see the long form death certificate soon."
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Osama bin Laden is dead and US has body, says person familiar with developments
NYT NEWS ALERT: Osama bin Laden Is Dead, White House Says
A military operation killed bin Laden in a house outside Islamabad, Pakistan - CNN
CNN: Bin Laden killed "In a mansion outside Islamabad along with other family members."
FOX News reporting Bin Laden killed a week ago by U.S. bomb. Officials waited to test DNA of body. Waiting for POTUS address.
Video here... A Live statement from Barack Obama on Bin Laden's death.
Osama bin Laden, hunted as the mastermind behind the worst-ever terrorist attack on U.S. soil, has been killed, sources told ABC News.More at the link and at Lonely Conservative.
His death brings to an end a tumultuous life that saw bin Laden go from being the carefree son of a Saudi billionaire, to terrorist leader and the most wanted man in 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.
In a video filmed two months after the Sept. 11 attacks, bin Laden gloated about the attack, saying it had exceeded even his “optimistic” calculations.
“Our terrorism is against America. Our terrorism is a blessed terrorism to prevent the unjust person from committing injustice and to stop American support for Israel, which kills our sons,” he said in the video.
Statement by President Bush on Bin Laden’s death:
“Earlier this evening, President Obama called to inform me that American forces killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of the al Qaeda network that attacked America on September 11, 2001. I congratulated him and the men and women of our military and intelligence communities who devoted their lives to this mission. They have our everlasting gratitude. This momentous achievement marks a victory for America, for people who seek peace around the world, and for all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001. The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: No matter how long it takes, justice will be done.”
Updated x2: Obama addresses the nation: