Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the 911 terrorist attacks, is dead, CNN rpeorts. President Obama made the announcement in a late-night address to the nation Sunday.
The President said the Al Qaeda leader was killed in a firefight with American special operations forces in Pakistan. He gave the go-ahead for the targeted assault after receiving intelligence as to bin Laden’s whereabouts.
U.S. military forces are currently in possession of bin Laden’s body, the President added.