Osama Bin Laden during his heydays in Afghanistan where he led the terrorist organization Al Qaeda and its attacks on US soil, including the destruction of the Twin Towers, killing nearly 3,000 people in New York and Washington. Many more were killed in attacks on US Embassy in Kenya, on USS Cole in the Gulf of Aden, and other places across the globe. A CIA and US Special Forces unit took out Bin Laden during a raid on a safe house near Islamabad, Pakistan. His body was buried in the sea. 2 May 2011.