British PM says bin Laden's death a 'great relief'

2nd May 2011, Comments 0 comments

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday hailed news of Osama bin Laden's death, saying it would "bring great relief to people across the world".

"It is a great success that he has been found and will no longer be able to pursue his campaign of global terror," Cameron said in a statement.

"Osama bin Laden was responsible for the worst terrorist atrocities the world has seen -- for 9/11 and for so many attacks, which have cost thousands of lives, many of them British."

"I congratulate President Obama and those responsible for carrying out this operation," he added.

The Al-Qaeda mastermind was killed Sunday in a firefight with covert US forces in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad, northeast of the capital Islamabad.

His death marks the biggest triumph yet in the 10-year US war against terrorism launched after the September 11 attacks.

© 2011 AFP

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