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Osama Bin Laden dead

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May 02, 2011 | 5:00am EDT

A small CIA-led team spent almost nine months tracking the terrorist mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks on America in 2001 after receiving vital information about reclusive bin Laden's whereabouts.

In an address to the nation given by U.S. leader President Barack Obama on Sunday night (01May11), he revealed he gave the order to capture or kill bin Laden and take custody of his body a week ago after deciding the experts had "enough intelligence to take action".

Obama learned of bin Laden's death from CIA Director Leon Panetta.

Bin Laden has been at the top of the world's most wanted terrorists list since 1998.

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