President Barack Obama spoke from the White House on the evening of May 1, 2011. ” ‘Tonight I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama Bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaida and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children.’ He said the death would not mean an end to the violence and predicted al-Qaida would continue to pursue attacks.”

 – Declan Walsh, Ewen MacAskill, and Jason Burke, “Osama bin Laden Killed in US Raid on Pakistan Hideout,” The Guardian, May 2, 2011