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And what is the biggest day in the war -- terrorists -- the war on terror began almost ten years ago.
-- the more the world's most wanted man killed in the US rated Pakistan.
Osama bin Laden America is dead.
Celebrations -- outside the White House.
And in New York City is President Obama announced the news to the world late last night.
It was about 10:45.
In the evening of the White House when his rare announcement.
Was made -- the world and good morning everybody on this Monday on Bill -- the first day of the month of may -- hosting live today from ground zero in New York City -- good morning -- Well good morning bill on -- from Camelot and from Martha MacCallum.
Here in America's Newsroom the face of al-Qaeda taken out and perhaps the most important counterterrorism mission in US history.
Ben laden who -- a holy war against America from the mountains of Afghanistan.
Shot dead in his million dollar mansion inside Pakistan and bill I have to I have to tell you -- remember reporting.
From ground zero in the days after September 11 and seeing you.
On a nearby platform we didn't know each other then but -- really feels like there's some closure seeing you again there this morning under such different circumstances.
Closure in one sense yeah indeed you're right about that Allison when it comes -- hunting down bin Laden and taking out.
The leader of that terrorist organization that so many questions that lie ahead for us to.
And it was such as surreal time for all of us watching these events unfold from here in lower Manhattan now since -- Days of the the early attack on the US almost ten years ago.
Now we are getting new details on the operation itself and -- in these are all so fascinated.
A team that US Navy SEALs called -- six.
Killing him during a forty minute gun -- at a compound north.
By about sixty miles.
Now that re taking place in the early morning hours of 115 local time AM.
Bin Laden's body then buried it see hours later.
Americans now on high alert as the Talabani and al-Qaeda threatened retaliation.
And we'll see whether or not servant and any threats here at home.
Throughout the next two hours we have team fox coverage on every angle.
As we get the information here one -- -- was left the White House.
First Jennifer Griffin has been up all night live at the Pentagon.
We're gonna start -- Jennifer and try to go.
Blow by blow with the details in the facts as we understand them on the rate now Jennifer let's start there are good morning.
Good morning bill well what we can confirm this with a CIA led what's called a title fifty operation that means it was.
Covert by nature the seal -- six that you mentioned was on loan to the CIA.
They were -- an essential part of this mission.
There were four helicopters.
They -- chinooks and Blackhawks that took off from a base in Afghanistan.
Made their way to this compound about.
Thirty to sixty miles northwest of the capital Islamabad.
-- the president had actually ordered this mission on Friday it was supposed to go down on Saturday night but I'm told.
That weather got in the way it was delayed by today and it finally went off at 3:30 PM eastern on Sunday.
That's win -- -- the -- took off from Afghanistan and I'm told 24.
Seal team members repelled from there.
They're choppers into the compound this compound was about eight times the size of any.
Other house in the area was built about five years ago -- told.
And they have been watching it they basically.
Found the names of two courier is too close associates have been -- and two Brothers who own the compound.
Through interrogations of detainees at Guantanamo Bay.
They got first the nickname of these Brothers then they found the name for years ago they've been watching this compound and they decided to move on Sunday.
This seal team six the one thing they did lose in the process they lost the black -- which went down.
In the compound do I'm told they lost it.
Due to flight a flight control issue so that was the only glitch in this operation -- took Osama bin Laden's body away.
He's the only body that was taken away nobody was taken away alive they'll.
So Jennifer B key -- -- all this appears to be this courier.
Who he was.
We have not been given a name what is nationality is who we do not know that publicly yet either.
Was -- -- not killed -- and also as you answer that this apparently was the only carrier that bin Laden trusted.
And the news we have now is that the name of this -- was identified by detainees at gitmo.
It is all of that factual -- It is factual.
To the extent that there -- two detainees they get about Khalid Sheikh Mohammed one of the senior the planner of nine elevenths and I'd love our -- -- Libby who was one of the high value targets who was -- they used enhanced interrogation techniques to interrogate both of these men.
They got what is called in Omnicare.
This corps -- and that's how they began this process it was a five year process of leading them to this town about that a -- and they finally found the identity of this these two Brothers that were couriers from Osama bin Laden and bin Laden himself was buried at -- at two AM eastern we're told by US officials.
Jennifer thank you back to the Pentagon later.
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