May 9, 2011 "Yes there was an intelligence failure," Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said. [But] it is not only ours but of all the intelligence agencies of the world." Gilani also said bin Laden's killing was justified.
May 7, 2011 Taken together, the five videos provide revealing images of what Osama bin Laden's life may have been like while he was in hiding. In a written statement Saturday, CIA Director Leon Panetta said the videos confirm "how important it was to go after bin Laden."
May 7, 2011 Even before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the CIA has had a special unit dedicated to tracking down Osama bin Laden. Now that the al-Qaida leader is dead, the missteps and milestones along the way are becoming chapters of a story that finally has an ending.
May 6, 2011 A message dated May 3 and signed by "the general leadership" of al-Qaida confirmed the death of Osama bin Laden. The four-page screed was the first word from the group since bin Laden's death Monday in Pakistan, and analysts say it clears the way for succession.
May 6, 2011 The Associated Press and Reuters both say the terrorist network has "confirmed" the death of Osama bin Laden. And it reportedly vows to continue attacking Americans and their allies.
May 6, 2011 Information gathered from the al-Qaida leader's compound in Pakistan indicates the terrorist network hoped to attack U.S. rail networks on Sept. 11, 2011, the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, sources tell various news outlets.