BRUSSELS, May 2 (Reuters) - NATO said on Monday the death of
al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in a firefight with U.S. forces
was a "significant success" for the security of NATO allies.
The Western military alliance's secretary general, Anders
Fogh Rasmussen, said in a statement NATO should continue its
mission in Afghanistan to ensure it "never again becomes a safe
haven for extremism."
Bin Laden was killed by U.S. troops in a raid and ensuing
fire-fight on Sunday.
"This is a significant success for the security of NATO
Allies and all the nations which have joined us in our efforts
to combat the scourge of global terrorism to make the world a
safer place for all of us," Rasmussen said.
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