Timeline of the September 11 Attacks


2011 -- Bin Laden's Death
Bin Laden's life has ended but the strife he helped sow has not.
Bin Laden's life has ended but the strife he helped sow has not.
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On May 2, 2011, the United States military conducts a secret operation at a compound located in Abbottabad, Pakistan, not far from a Pakistani military base. Teams made up of 12 Navy SEALs flying in two helicopters enter the home and find bin Laden, along with several other people, including some of bin Laden's relatives. The SEALs shoot and kill bin Laden and bury his body at an undisclosed location in the North Arabian Sea. With bin Laden dead, the hunt for the world's most wanted man is over, but the violence and conflict he helped spark continue.

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