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COUNCIL OF
THE EUROPEAN UNION
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Brussels, 2 May 2011
9548/11
PRESSE 119
Statement by
the EU Counter-terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove
on the death of Osama Bin Laden
I welcome the successful operation by US special forces aimed at bringing Osama Bin
Laden to justice, which has led to his death. It is a significant additional step in our
collective efforts to prevent the spread of terrorism.
Based on the available information, the circumstances of this difficult operation made it
impossible to capture Osama Bin Laden alive.
The death of Osama Bin Laden further weakens Al Qaeda core, an organisation whose
operational capabilities have been seriously degraded in recent years. The impact of Osama
Bin Laden as a symbol will most likely keep inspiring affiliated groups and individuals for
some time, so we should remain vigilant. The EU and the US, together with our friends in
the Muslim world, will continue our joint effort to prevent and fight against terrorism.