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Osama bin Laden, Mastermind of 9/11, Dead After 10-Year Hunt

The global, decade-long search for Osama bin Laden ended yesterday when U.S. special forces killed the al Qaeda leader in an attack on his hide-out in Pakistan.

This is how President Obama announced the news:

White House video

 

Bin Laden had been on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List. The reward for information that led to his apprehension or conviction was U.S.$25 million.

 

FBI poster

 

National Geographic documented the hunt for bin Laden in coverage by the National Geographic Channel and National Geographic Magazine.

 

National Geographic Channel video

National Geographic article “Tracking the Ghost of bin Laden”: Text, photos, map, and more.

Forty years in U.S., UK, and South African media gives David Braun global perspective and experience across multiple storytelling platforms. His coverage of science, nature, politics, and technology has been published/broadcast by the BBC, CNN, NPR, AP, UPI, National Geographic, TechWeb, De Telegraaf, Travel World, and Argus South African Newspapers. He has published two books and won several journalism awards. He has 120,000 followers on social media. David Braun edits the National Geographic Society blog, hosting a global discussion on issues resonating with the Society's mission and initiatives. He also directs the Society side of the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship, awarded to Americans seeking the opportunity to spend nine months abroad, engaging local communities and sharing stories from the field with a global audience. Follow David on Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn
  • Muller

    Its good wn we hear about the death of the guy who disterb the world for long…..but its very political things done through the name of him & how they damp his body imediately throught the water with out recognaising and atleast…….
    its seems most likely very political.

    Thanks

  • Julio C Reynoso

    the justice is done

  • Sati

    No doubt of who he was, he also knew how gullible people were and he could use them like how they are all being used till today and still don’t get it. Do the things he wanted them to do and not question his orders even till the extend of blowing them selfs up and he did not even have to pay them millions of dollars. Than you could not have sold drugs in any COUNTRY so what better way is to get his own country where he makes the law at the same time to the eyes of the Muslim world he was a hero. see how more smarter can one get. his biggest mistake was to bomb the U.S. same old mistake the Japs did some 40 years ago.

  • John Santa Cruz

    Bye!

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