NEW YORK (AP) — Joyous at the release of a decade’s frustration, Americans streamed to the site of the World Trade Center, the gates of the White House and smaller but no less jubilant gatherings across the nation to celebrate the death of Osama bin Laden — cheering, waving flags and belting the national anthem.
Ground zero, more familiar these past 10 years for bagpipes playing “Amazing Grace” and solemn speeches and arguments over what to build to honor the Sept. 11 dead, became, for the first time, a place of revelry.
WASHINGTON (AP) — After the firefight that killed Osama bin Laden, the U.S. used “multiple methods” to positively identify his remains, according to a senior Pentagon official who personally saw a photograph of the corpse.
The official, who discussed the matter on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly, declined to specify the methods of identification, but two Obama administration officials said DNA evidence confirmed the death.
The officials claimed the DNA evidence provides a match with 99.9 percent confidence.
The death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden may not bring back the lives of those who died in the terrorists attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, but for the family of Sara Low it does bring relief.
In a phone interview with the Guard this morning, Sara’s older sister, Alyson Low, held back the emotion as she described what it means to her and her parents, Mike and Bobbie Low, to know the man behind the deaths of nearly 3,000, including Sara, had been killed in a raid by U.S. forces in Pakistan.