This Day in History:
Osama Bin Laden Is
Killed by US Forces May 2, 2011 After an international
manhunt lasting nearly
a decade since the
9/11 attacks, the 54-year-old Al Qaeda leader
was killed in a raid conducted
by a team of 23 U.S. Navy Seals.
The operation on Bin Laden's
hideout compound in Abbottabad,
Pakistan, lasted 40 minutes.
President Obama addressed
the nation from the White House
announcing Bin Laden's death,
saying, "Justice has been done." The mastermind of the deadliest
terrorist attack on U.S. soil had
lived the final five years of his life less
than a mile from a Pakistani military academy.
Bush had declared
that Bin Laden would be
captured dead or alive.