This is breaking news so details are limited, here”s all the AP has right now:
WASHINGTON – Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks against the United States, is dead, and the U.S. is in possession of his body, a person familiar with the situation said late Sunday.
President Barack Obama was expected to address the nation on the developments Sunday night.
Officials have long believed bin Laden, the most wanted man in the world, was hiding a mountainous region along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to speak ahead of the president.
More details as they become available.
UPDATE 1: Pres. Obama confirmed in his speech that he had been informed in August of 2010, he was briefed of a possible lead on where Bin Laden was, hiding in a compound deep inside Pakistan. Last week, Pres. Obama determined there was enough intelligence to take action to kill or apprehend Bin Laden. Today, the U.S. launched an attack on that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan which resulted in the killing of Bin Laden. No Americans were injured in the operation.
Update 2: Reported by MSNBC – The US was tracking couriers traveling to and from Bin Laden thanks to the arrest of another one of these couriers who directly or indirectly led them to the identity of the other couriers.