Nevada elected officials, including Sen. Harry Reid and Gov. Brian Sandoval, have issued statements on the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S.-led forces.
Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.
"This is the most significant victory in our fight against al-Qaeda and terrorism, but that fight is not over. We will continue to support our troops and the American civilians who are fighting every day to protect our homeland. Nine-and-a-half years ago, Osama bin Laden masterminded the horrific attacks against the United States that killed nearly 3,000 people. As we remember those who were killed on that dark day in September and their families, we also reaffirm our resolve to defeat the terrorist forces that killed them and thousands of others across the globe. Because of courageous Americans in our military and intelligence community, their leader is now gone."
Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev.
"First, I want to thank our men and women in uniform. Justice has been done and this is a great day for America. While the War on Terror is not over, I want to compliment President Obama and President Bush for their continued commitment to bring this chapter to a successful conclusion."
Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev.
"I congratulate the members of our armed forces involved in this operation. The U.S. pledged it would hunt down and kill Osama bin Laden for the crimes he committed and nearly a decade after the tragedy of September 11, justice has been served. This is a tremendous victory for America and a promise kept to the families of the 9/11 victims. We know the fight against terrorism continues and that our military forces remain in harm's way, but tonight Americans join the world in marking the end of this symbol of hatred who died with the blood of thousands of his hands."
Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev.
"The fact that Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. Forces marks the successful conclusion of a painful chapter in American history. While there is still a great deal of work to do in the Middle East to stabilize the region, and this will never bring back the losses our country suffered, today we take another step forward. The men and women fighting to maintain our freedom deserve all of the credit for their dedication to this effort."
Gov. Brian Sandoval
"Nevadans pause this evening to consider the historic importance of the news of Osama bin Laden's death. As the face of global terrorism, bin Laden will forever be a reminder of how deeply we must cherish our freedom, and so it is fitting we come together as Nevadans and Americans to remember the victims of the 9/11 attacks. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the thousands of victims of the brutal terrorist acts directed by Osama bin Laden. We are also grateful for the relentless courage and dedication of our Armed Forces who continue to keep us safe from harm."