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Breaking news here at the top of the hour had the big news today that Osama bin Laden has been killed he's dead killed yesterday by US special forces rich Edson.
In Washington DC with some of the details as they emerged on how the United States finally got to bin Laden.
Rich good morning good morning Connell the United States has ended its manhunt of Osama bin Laden's sprawling compound less than 100 miles north.
Of Pakistan's capital city -- -- nation away from the border with Afghanistan so many assumed.
Was -- hiding spot for the al-Qaeda leader officials say yesterday 3:30 PM Washington time a forty man Navy SEALs squadron.
Raided that compound.
Officials say bin Laden resisted the military kill them and for others one believed to be bin Laden's 24 year old son.
No Americans were killed in that attack officials say the military -- -- terrorist leader at -- in accordance with Muslim practice.
Defense source says the rate was scheduled for Saturday night originally but officials pushed back -- day.
Because of weather just shy of midnight President Obama deliver the news to the nation.
Tonight we give thanks to the countless intelligence and counterterrorism professionals who worked tirelessly to achieve this outcome.
The American people do not either work.
Or know their names.
But tonight they feel the satisfaction of their work.
And the result of their pursuit of justice.
Officials say US intelligence identified bin Laden through his couriers that led the military to the compound -- facility built in 2005.
Eight times larger than other homes in that neighborhood.
Officials say in August they received the initial lead bin Laden may have been hiding there surveillance continued and on Friday night President Obama green lighted the mission.
-- Rich -- there in Washington DC word of the the death of bin Laden sparking celebrations in American cities including Washington DC right outside that.
The -- of the White House and here in New York City as well out of Shapiro's live now from lower Manhattan at ground zero with more on the reaction to bin Laden's death out of.
That's correct there were people celebrating overnight and early this morning I wanna bring you live to ground zero and -- initiated Joseph Daniels he's president the 9/11 memorial and a lot of people have been coming here to celebrate but this is also was one woman we spoke to.
This is sacred ground so what's the status of the memorial and naked -- -- pretty soon isn't it.
-- -- 132 days on the tenth anniversary of 9/11 we're gonna open this memorial to the world.
And the fact is that on that day to -- to open it knowing that Osama bin Laden is dead is an absolutely wonderful thing.
When you heard the news that he had been killed and you're telling me just moments ago on 9/11 2001 -- were actually arriving as the planes hit.
-- -- -- Absolutely I was here and I saw people ordinary Americans have to make the choice to jump out of a building a thousand feet in the air hundreds stories out.
That man was a person that was responsible for the fact that he died in the US troops -- Navy SEALs took him out yesterday is is good news for every.
Body so let me give you the last word as you -- this set you are standing on sacred ground this is ground zero.
We have the Freedom Tower going up behind -- the memorial open on the tenth anniversary.
What's the message the country should take from the -- going.
Forward the message is that after 9/11 we came together as a country to remember those.
Who fell that day ten years later we're coming together again we're looking forward to opening this memorial on the tenth anniversary and I think this country will be proud on that day.
Daniels thank you very much for joining us on Fox Business -- right there.
Put on a leader real -- is a throwback to UConn with a shot of the Freedom Tower because this really does give his statement about what's happening down here at ground zero.
And it is being built as -- -- Adam thank you Adam Shapiro there from lower Manhattan and and you know stocks around the world have moved higher this morning in reaction to the killing of bin Laden and if we look at the at the markets an hour and a half before the open stock index futures indicating that Wall Street open.
Could very well be higher at 73 on the Dow futures this morning European stocks have been up Asian stocks were up overnight.
Look at the European markets London was closed for a holiday and the -- first came -- came down when the Asian markets were opens a Japan's market was up about one and a half percent South Korea also up.
Hong Kong and mainland China also closed today for holidays pulling back this morning as the price of crude oil.
Oil is down on the news it's down to 11237.
-- big drop but it down by a dollar 56 off the lows this morning in -- fluctuated between.
-- gains and losses do you see a big move off the highest offer silver.
In this morning -- the State Department meantime putting US embassy on alert this morning it's warning the heightened of the heightened possibility of an anti American violent act.
After the killing of Osama -- laden.
The department also issuing a travel alert shortly after president Obama's address to the nation last night.
Saying -- US citizens living in areas where anti American violence could take place they should limit their travel outside of their homes.
All right coming up as this hour moves on here in the Imus in the morning program the -- and it's going to be speaking with KT McFarland is a national security experts she'll be coming on.
A little bit later it's our coverage continues of the death.
Of Osama bin Laden Imus in the morning continues for you right now you're on the Fox Business Network.
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