Major World Events Osama Bin Laden’s Death: May 1, 2011
The death of Osama Bin Laden in a shootout with American forces in Pakistan released concerns dealing with potential reprisals, but for some American’s it brought relief.
U.S. forces found Osama Bin Laden with his wife in a summer resort. A small U.S. team conducted a nighttime helicopter raid early on Monday. Two helicopters sent down twelve Navy Seals and infiltrated the home. After 40 minutes of fighting, Bin Laden died from a bullet piercing his skull. In addition, his wife was wounded and his son was found dead. Bin Laden was finally found about 9 ½ years after the 9/11 attacks on the United States. The death of Bin Laden can cause more terrorist attacks on the United States. Although the U.S. is celebrating in relief of Bin Laden’s death, many believe that the death of Bin Laden can cause Al Qaeda to create greater concerns for the U.S. The death brought anger to Al Qaeda and the U.S. might have to start at the never-ending circle, again.

Revenge: May 13, 2011 Al Qaeda struck back with a response to Osama Bin Laden's death. Taliban suicide bombers attacked military officers heading home. The suicide bombers killed 80 people today in the first act of retaliation for the U.S. The bombers blew themselves up in Shabqadar, at the main gate of the facility. At least 80 people were killed, including 66 recruits, and 120 people were wounded. It was the first major militant attack in Pakistan since Osama Bin Laden's death. The blast in Pakistan was a reminder of the tensions between Pakistani officials, the U.S., and Al Qaeda.

Created, Edited, and Revised by: ReidMay 1, 2011- May 13, 2011