Sunday, President Parack Obama announced that a U.S. action had ended in the death of long-sought terrorist Osama Bin Laden.
The United States has his body to verify the death of the man behind the September 11 tragedy. His body was washed and buried within the first 24 hours after his death as is the Muslim custom.
He was buried at sea which has caused some controversy but U.S. officials said no country would want to take the body to be buried on their soil.
Bin Laden was founder of the jihadist organization al-Qaeda.
He is reported to have been killed by a U.S. military action in Pakistan. Multiple news organizations reported the news shortly after the White House announced that President Obama wanted to address the American public in a press conference.
Bin Laden claimed responsibility for the September 11 attacks involving four commercial airline aircraft highjacked and flown into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and into the ground. These attacks resulted in the death of 2,974 people and 19 hijackers. The 10 year anniversary of that event is four months away.
The United States and then-President George Bush launched a War on Terror in response and overthrew the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.