Nearly a decade into the man hunt, Al Qaeda leader and September 11th mastermind, Osama Bin Laden, has been killed by U.S. Forces.

Bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan earlier today. A small team of Americans carried out the mission with no American casualties. The announcement was being held off due to confirmation through DNA tests.

U.S. President Barack Obama confirmed the news Sunday night, addressing the nation:  "Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama Bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda, and a terrorist who is responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children." Watch the entire announcement below: