(CNN) — The most prominent face of terror in America and beyond, Osama Bin Laden, has been killed in Pakistan, U.S. officials said Sunday night.
Bin Laden was the leader of al Qaeda, the announcement comes nearly a decade after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. U.S. officials said that their forces have the body of bin Laden.
Terror attacks which started a tireless hunt for the terrorist mastermind and Al Qaeda leader.
The U.S. had been waiting for the results of a DNA test to confirm his identity before going public. Sources said the vice president informed congressional leaders late Sunday night that bin Laden had indeed been killed.