Osama Bin Laden's Death Essay

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On May 22, of 2011 Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan. Osama was the leader of a terrorist group called al-Qaeda. He was Islamic, and assumed responsible for orchestrating the attack on the twin towers. The US had been searching for him for nearly a decade, but he was finally found and killed by the US Navy SEALs. He was buried at sea, because that was the custom and Islamic tradition. This photo shows Osama bin Laden, before he was killed by the US.
The news of Osama bin Laden’s death greatly upset al-Qaeda, and they swore to avenge the death of their leader. The US received many threats from the terrorist group but there were no more attacks following his death. Once bin Laden was dead, the US could focus more of their money and resources as well as their time on other attempts to combat terrorism. The news of this created arguments worldwide, and was a big win in american history.
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