Helicopter-borne us navy seals fly from afghanistan to osama bin laden's compound in abbottabad, pakistan, arriving at around 0030 monday (0930gmt sunday) on the second floor us commandos find. Five years ago, us special operations forces killed osama bin laden in a raid on his hiding place in abbottabad, pakistan although al qaeda had been dispersed from its bases in afghanistan and its support networks had been largely dismantled, nearly 10 years after the 9/11 attacks al qaeda was still viewed as a terrorist threat. Obama announces death of osama bin laden in a dramatic late-night broadcast on may 2, 2011, president barack obama announces that the us military and cia operatives have located and killed the al qaeda leader in a nighttime raid on a compound in pakistan where he had been hiding.
Osama bin laden: osama bin laden, founder of the militant islamist organization al-qaeda and mastermind of numerous terrorist attacks against the united states and other western powers, including the september 11, 2001, attacks on the world trade center in new york city and the pentagon near washington, dc. Exactly two decades ago, on august 23, 1996, osama bin laden declared war on the united states at the time, few people paid much attention but it was the start of what’s now the twenty years’ war between the united states and al-qaeda—a conflict that both sides have ultimately lost.
By meredith buel as the fifth anniversary of the september 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the united states approaches, the hunt for al-qaida leader osama bin laden continues. The hunt for osama bin laden the united states responded to the september 11, 200l, attacks by declaring a war on terrorism us troops invaded afghanistan and overthrew the taliban in 2003, the united states and allies invaded iraq and toppled the regime of saddam hussein, a brutal dictator, though not associated with islamist ideas. The bush administration has concluded that osama bin laden was present during the battle for tora bora late last year and that failure to commit us ground troops to hunt him was its gravest error in the war against al qaeda. Osama bin laden was killed after being shot in the head and chest, during operation neptune's spear, with geronimo as the code word for bin laden's capture or death the operation was a 40-minute raid by members of the united states special operations forces and navy seals on his safe house  in bilal town , abbottābad , pakistan [22.
For bin laden, as for the united states, the turning point came in 1989, with the defeat of the soviets in afghanistan. In 2001, terrorist airplane hijackers killed almost 3,000 people in the united states the hunt for osama bin laden the united states responded to the september 11, 200l, attacks by declaring a war on terrorism us troops invaded afghanistan and overthrew the taliban. The death toll is nearly 10 times greater than any other terrorist attack in history and makes bin laden, for the first time, a household name in the united states and the west --dec 22, 2001.
Osama bin laden, also spelled usāmah ibn lādin, (born 1957, riyadh, saudi arabia—died may 2, 2011, abbottabad, pakistan), founder of the militant islamist organization al-qaeda and mastermind of numerous terrorist attacks against the united states and other western powers, including the 2000 suicide bombing of the us warship cole in the yemeni port of aden and the september 11, 2001, attacks on the world trade center in new york city and the pentagon near washington, dc. The hunt continues during a trip to afghanistan earlier this year, president bush expressed confidence that bin laden will be brought to justice mr bush says military forces from the united states, pakistan and afghanistan are all dedicated in their efforts to track down the terrorist leader and those who plot and plan with him. September 9 2004: jakarta terrorist attacks osama bin laden’s al-qaeda network bankrolled the car bombing outside the australian embassy in jakarta, killing at least nine and injuring more than 180 [reuters, 8/2/05] october 29 2004: new bin laden videotape appeals to american voters “your security is not in the hands of kerry, bush or al-qaeda.
2005: even bush shocked by how few resources are being dedicated to the hunt for bin laden “the iraq war, meanwhile, has proved to be a black hole for the americans, devouring men and materiel and absorbing the attention of the brass in washington in 2005, the cia gave president bush a secret slide show on the hunt for bin laden. On this day in 2011, osama bin laden, the mastermind behind the september 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the united states, is killed by us forces during a raid on his compound hideout in pakistan.
Osama bin laden was first indicted by a grand jury of the united states on june 8, 1998 on a charges of conspiracy to attack defense utilities of the united states and prosecutors further charged that bin laden was the head of the terrorist organization called al-qaeda, and that he was a major financial backer of islamic fighters worldwide. As the fifth anniversary of the september 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the united states approaches, the hunt for al-qaida leader osama bin laden continues most military and intelligence analysts believe bin laden is hiding somewhere along the mountainous border between afghanistan and pakistan.