【看新闻学英语】拉登在巴基斯坦遭美军格毙

【新唐人2011年5月5日讯】【看新闻学英语】

Al Qaeda Leader Osama Bin Laden Killed in Pakistan by U.S. Forces
凯达领袖宾拉登在巴基斯坦遭美军格毙

By David Lee

【新闻关键字】

1. mastermind [ˋmæstɚmaɪnd] n. 主谋、首脑
2. compound [ˋkɑmpaʊnd] n. 宅院
3. shield [ˋʃild] n. 盾牌
4. combatant [ˋkɑmbətənt] n. 战士
5. assault [əˋsɔlt] force n.phr. 攻击部队
6. evacuate [ɪˋvækjʊ͵et] v. 撤离
7. monitor [ˋmɑnətɚ] v. 监视
8. real-time [ˋril͵taɪm] adj. 即时的
9. intelligence [ɪnˋtɛlədʒəns] official: n.phr. 情报官员

Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has been killed in a firefight with U.S. forces in Pakistan on Sunday (May 1st). In a late night briefing at the White House, U.S. president Barack Obama made the announcement, ending a nearly 10-year worldwide hunt for the mastermind of the September 11th attacks.
5月1日星期天,凯达领导者欧沙玛‧宾拉登在与美军战斗中死亡。在深夜的简报中,美国总统巴拉克‧欧巴马做了这项宣布,结束了长达十年之久全世界追捕911攻击的主脑。

U.S. officials said Bin Laden was found in a million-dollar compound in the upscale town of Abbottabad, 35 miles north of the Pakistani capital Islamabad. A source familiar with the operation said Bin Laden was shot in the head.
美国官员说,宾接登是在一处百万元的宅院中被发现的,这座宅院位于巴基斯坦首都伊斯兰堡35英里以北的阿伯塔巴德镇。熟知此项行动的消息来源说,宾拉登被射中头部。

According to U.S. officials, Bin Laden and three adult men, including his son, were killed along with a woman who was used as a shield by a male combatant.
据美国官员说,宾拉登与三名成人,包括他的儿子,与一位妇女在战斗中死亡,那位妇人是被一位男性战斗者使用来当作盾牌。

The operation took under 40 minutes. A U.S. helicopter was lost due to a mechanical problem and its crew and assault force safely evacuated.
这次行动花了不到40分钟。一架美军直升机因机械固障掉落,但机员与攻击小组安全撤离。

The operation was monitored in real-time by CIA Director Leon Panetta and other intelligence officials in a conference room at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
这次行动是在美国中情局长帕内塔莱昂的即时监控下进行的,他与其他情报官员是在中情局位于维吉尼亚州兰利总部的会议室里。

本则影音新闻出处:新唐人电视台英语新闻
http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/news_asia/2011-05-02/al-qaeda-leader-osama-bin-laden-killed-in-pakistan-by-u-s-forces.html

本专栏由前卫英语李德良老师主编 www.davidlee.url.tw

【佳句精选】

A source familiar with the operation said Bin Laden was shot in the head.
熟知此项行动的消息来源说,宾拉登被射中头部。

【每日一句】

The operation took under 40 minutes.

这次行动花了不到40分钟。

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