Statement on counter-terrorism

04 May 2011

Prime Minister, David Cameron, made a statement to the House of Commons on Tuesday 3 May on the subject of counter-terrorism and the death of Osama bin Laden.


The Prime Minister informed MPs that US special forces had mounted a targeted operation against a compound in Abbottabad, in Pakistan. Osama bin Laden had been killed during the operation. The Prime Minister also updated MPs on the situation in Libya.

The Leader of the Opposition, Edward Miliband, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition. Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs.

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Oral statements

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