The President stressed that the special operation was the fulfillment of the promise made to the relatives and friends of the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
US President Joe Biden on Sunday released a statement on the 10th anniversary of the special operation, which resulted in the elimination of the leader of “Al-Qaeda” Osama bin Laden. The President shared his personal memories of the events of 2011 and thanked the participants of the operation and all the civil servants who made it a success.
“Ten years ago, I was in the situation room with President [Barack] Obama and members of our national security team, watching our military deliver the long–awaited justice for Osama bin Laden,” Biden said. – This is a moment I will never forget: the intelligence professionals who carefully tracked him down; the clarity and conviction of President Obama’s decision-making; the courage and skill of our team on the ground.”
“We chased bin Laden all the way to the gates of hell – and we caught him. We have fulfilled the promise made to all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001, that we will never forget those we lost, and that the United States will never waiver in its commitment to prevent a new attack on our homeland and ensure the safety of the American people,” Biden continued.
Because of these efforts, Al-Qaeda had been significantly weakened in Afghanistan, where the United States is ending its longest war and withdrawing troops. Nevertheless, Biden said, the United States will continue to monitor vigilantly threats from terrorist groups that “have metastasized all over the world.” “I want to express my unwavering gratitude to the military personnel who participated in the operation at great personal risk and to the civil servants throughout the government who ensured the success of our mission ten years ago,” the President added. – We will continue to honor all the brave women and men, our military, our intelligence and counterterrorism professionals, and many others who do an extraordinary job of keeping the American people safe.”