WASHINGTON - Osama bin Laden, the face of global terrorism and architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was killed in a firefight with elite American forces in Pakistan on Monday. Obama administration officials said DNA evidence confirmed the death.
Long believed to be hiding in caves, bin Laden was tracked down in a costly, custom-built hideout not far from a Pakistani military academy.
U.S. helicopters ferrying elite counter-terrorism troops into the compound identified by the CIA as bin Laden's hideout - and back out again in less than 40 minutes. Forces shot bin Laden in the head, officials said, after he and his bodyguards resisted the assault.
Watch exclusive video of where the world's most wanted terrorist was killed below.