Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - US' Biden marks 10 years since Bin Laden killing



US' Biden marks 10 years since Bin Laden killing

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
US President Joe Biden, seen here departing St Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church in Wilmington, Delaware on Saturday, said he would 'never forget' the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. AFP

US' Biden marks 10 years since Bin Laden killing

President Joe Biden used the 10th anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden – "a moment I will never forget" – to reaffirm his decision to remove all US troops from Afghanistan.

"We followed bin Laden to the gates of hell – and we got him," Biden said in a statement released by the White House.

"We kept the promise to all those who lost loved ones on 9/11 – that we would never forget those we had lost, and that the United States will never waver in our commitment to prevent another attack on our homeland."

Biden, who announced last month that he would end Washington's longest war by September 11, praised then-president Barack Obama for his 2011 decision to approve the secret operation targeting the al-Qaeda leader, and praised the special forces who carried it out in Pakistan.

Watching the operation remotely from a crowded White House Situation Room, Biden said, was "a moment I will never forget – the intelligence professionals who had painstakingly tracked him down; the clarity and conviction of President Obama in making the call; the courage and skill of our team on the ground".

Now, as the US begins pulling the last of its troops from Afghanistan, Biden said: "Al-Qaeda is greatly degraded there. But the US will remain vigilant about the threat from terrorist groups that have metastasised around the world.

"We will continue to monitor and disrupt any threat to us that emerges from Afghanistan. And we will work to counter terrorist threats to our homeland and our interests in cooperation with allies and partners around the world."

MOST VIEWED

  • Municipal hall releases map detailing colour coded Covid risks by commune

    Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng released an official map detailing the red, yellow and dark yellow zones within the city under the new lockdown orders for Phnom Penh announced on April 26. The designation of red, dark yellow and yellow corresponds to areas with high,

  • Phnom Penh unveils rules for post-lockdown transition

    The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration issued a set of detailed guidelines for the seven days to May 12 after the capital emerges from lockdown at the onset of May 6. In the 14-page document signed by municipal governor Khuong Sreng released on the evening of May 5, the

  • SBI LY HOUR Bank Launches Cross Border Money Transfer Service between Cambodia and Vietnam on RippleNet, utilizing DLT

    SBI LY HOUR Bank Plc and Hanoi-based Tien Phong Commercial Joint Stock Bank (TPBank) on Friday launched the first Cambodia-Vietnam money transfer service in real currency via RippleNet, provided by SBI Ripple Asia Co Ltd to provide safe, fast and convenient services. SBI LY HOUR

  • Gov’t issues guidelines as lockdown nears end

    The government has issued a five-page set of instructions to be enforced when the three-week lockdown of Phnom Penh and adjacent Takmao town in Kandal province ends on May 6. According to an announcement signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on May 4, the instructions cover a

  • Tottenham Hotspur to wear ISF Cambodia logo on jerseys in match against Sheffield United

    Last year, the Indochina Starfish Foundation (ISF) – an NGO providing education to underprivileged children in Cambodia – made global headlines with its “socially distanced” football initiative. This year, a world-class football club – Tottenham Hotspur FC – will wear special edition jerseys to show their support for ISF

  • Cambodia ready to exit LDC status

    Cambodia is well-prepared to minimise economic risks when it graduates from its Least Developed Countries status, according to a senior official at the Ministry of Commerce on May 7. Four LDCs – Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh and Nepal – met at a virtual workshop last week to explore potential