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Santos congratulates Obama for Bin Laden’s death

Colombia News - Bin Laden

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday congratulated his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama and the American security forces for the operation which ended with the death of Osama Bin Laden.

“This is an important and decisive blow to global terrorism,” said Santos in a press release.

“It proves once again that terrorists, sooner or later, always fall. In the global fight against terrorism there is only one way: to persevere, persevere and persevere.”

Santos also called his U.S. counterpart at around 1:00PM to personally congratulate him on the “triumph against terrorism”.

On Sunday night President Obama announced that U.S. security forces killed the world’s most wanted man, Osama Bin Laden, in a raid on a compound in Pakistan.

The death of the founder and leader of al-Qaeda comes almost 10 years after the September 11, 2001, hijacked plane attacks on the World Trade Center in New York that killed about 3,000 people.