"Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
A small team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability. No Americans were harmed. They took care to avoid civilian casualties. After a firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body," President Obama said late Sunday evening.
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