With the announcement of a sudden presidential press conference, the news quickly broke on Sunday that Osama bin Laden, notorious mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, among others, had been killed. Details are still scarce, but what is known is that the most wanted man in the world is now dead.
A news section of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) website shows an update listing Osama bin Laden as Deceased in Washington, DC, on May 2, 2011. At 11.35 last night President Obama announced "the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who's responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children." UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
This image taken from video released by Qatar's Al-Jazeera televison broadcast shows Osama bin Laden's delivering his speech, Sunday Oct. 7, 2001, as the United States launched an attack on the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. The tape, which appeared to be pre-recorded, was broadcast by Al Jazeera by satellite throughout the Middle East. bin Laden said US would not live in peace until the Palestinians and Moslems "live in peace." rw/Abdelrahman Al-khateeb/Qatar's Al-Jazeera. UPI
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Smoke continues to rise from the destroyed World Trade Center 15 September 2001 in New York. US President George W. Bush declared the United States "at war" against the "barbarians" who led terror strikes on New York and Washington, including the man he called the "prime suspect": Osama bin Laden. UPI PHOTO/POOL/KEITH MEYERS
CNN has released this image taken from videos it discovered in Afghanistan. The videos are supposedly Al Qaeda's video library of press conferences, training exercises and experimentation with what seems chemical and biological weapons. This particular image shows Osama bin Laden with his security apparatus around him. mk/HO UPI via CNN, August 19, 2002
An Arab child wears a Osama Bin Laden mask in front of an American Patriot anti-missile system deployed in a joint US-Israeli military outpost in Jaffa, south of Tel Aviv, March 5, 2003. The Patriots are being deployed to protect Israel from possible Iraqi missile attacks in the event of a US led military attack on Iraq. dh/Debbie Hill UPI
Curt Watkins takes aim at a Osama Bin Laden posters he uses for target practice at the Bullet Trap in Plano, Texas. The range has sold around 1000 of the Bin Laden targets since Friday. All profits from the sales are going to aid the children of firefighters killed in the Sept. 11 World Trade Center bombing. cc/cc/Ian Halperin UPI