President Barack Obama told the nation and the world that Osama bin Laden, the leader of the supreme terrorist organization, Al Qaeda, is dead. Do you believe.

A CIA-led operation killed bin Laden in Pakistan and recovered his body after a tortuous decade-long hunt for the elusive militant leader who commanded the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Bin Laden, 54, was killed in a joint raid in Pakistan’s northwestern district of Abbottabad, some 40 miles from Islamabad, in a joint raid overnight Sunday, according to a senior Pakistani official. The town also is home to a Pakistani military academy. Two American helicopters took part in the operation, the official said. One Pakistani helicopter involved in the raid crashed after it was hit by firing from militants. Bin Laden’s body was later buried at sea, an official said. Many Muslims adhere to the belief that bodies should be buried within one day.

The official did not release additional details about the burial, but said it was handled in keeping with Muslim customs.


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