Osama bin Laden Dead: Recapping 24 Unforgettable Hours In History
A late-night announcement made from the White House’s East Room on Sunday set the world aflutter, and news of the death of Osama bin Laden quickly spread across the globe. This after top officials met in the Situation Room and in real time watched the events unfold. I can’t help but noticed the intense looks on their faces.
President Barack Obama announced Sunday night that bin Laden had been killed and his body taken into U.S. custody in Pakistan.
Word of the death of Al Qaeda’s leader quickly spread, and politicians, celebrities and athletes began releasing statements while crowds gathered across the country in celebration of bin Laden’s death.
By 2AM ET, U.S. officials said bin Laden, who Obama said was fatally shot in the head, was buried at sea. CNN reported that officials said bin Laden’s body was handled in compliance with Islamic tradition, which involves washing the body and placing it in a white sheet.