Death of Osama bin Laden "watershed moment"

The death of the international terrorist, Osama bin Laden, has been described by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as a "watershed" moment in the fight against global terrorism.

Ban Ki-moon

Ban Ki-moon

The Secretary-General was reacting to the news of the death of the man who masterminded the attack on the World Trade Center in New York on 11 September 2001 which killed close to 3,000 people.

The Al Qaeda movement led by Osama bin Laden has committed other terrorist attacks around the world.

Speaking in New York, the Secretary-General said it was important to remember the victims of Al Qaeda terrorist attacks in the United States and elsewhere in the world.

“The death of Osama bin Laden announced by President Obama last night is a watershed moment in our common global fight against terrorism. The crimes of Al Qaeda touched most continent, bringing tragedy and loss of lives to thousands of men, women and children. The United Nations condemns in the strongest possible terms, terrorism in all its forms regardless of its purpose and wherever it is committed.”

The Secretary-General said the United Nations is committed to continue to work with world leaders to lead the campaign against international terrorism.

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