UPDATE: FBI Moves Osama Bin Laden From ‘Most Wanted’ To ‘Deceased’; Terrorist Also Linked To Pre-9/11 Attacks, Agency Reminds Public

The FBI, which had listed Osama bin Laden as “Most Wanted,” now is listing him as “Deceased.”

Before and after:

Source: FBI, prior to May 1, 2011, U.S. operation that resulted in bin Laden's death.

Source: FBI, May 2, 2011.

“The mastermind of the attacks on September 11, 2001 that killed thousands of innocent men, women, and children has been killed,” the FBI said today.

President Obama addressed the American people late last night to inform them that the United States had carried out an operation in Pakistan after assembling actionable intelligence over the past several months.

“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 president said last night.

The FBI noted today that bin Laden had carried out other attacks.

“Well before the events of 9/11, bin Laden had openly declared war on the U.S. and was committed to killing innocents,” the agency said. “His al-Qaeda group was responsible for the 1998 bombings of the U.S. Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya. The attacks killed over 200 people. Bin Laden was indicted for his role in planning the attacks and added to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.”

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