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Bin Laden death: When did you first hear the name Osama bin Laden?

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Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden speaks in this still image taken from video released on a website September 7, 2007. President Obama approved an operation to kill Osama bin Laden. (Reuters TV) 

By CBC News

Helicopters descended out of darkness on the most important counter terrorism mission in U.S. history. It was an operation so secret, only a select few U.S. officials knew what was about to happen.

The location was a fortified compound in an affluent Pakistani town two hours outside Islamabad. The target was Osama bin Laden.

President Barack Obama described the operation in broad strokes Sunday night.

By mid-February, intelligence from multiple sources was clear enough that Obama wanted to "pursue an aggressive course of action," a senior administration official said.

Over the next two and a half months, President Obama led five meetings of the National Security Council focused solely on whether bin Laden was in that compound and, if so, how to get him, the official said.

On April 29, Obama approved an operation to kill Osama bin Laden.

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Do you remember the first moment you heard the name Osama bin Laden? Was it in relation to the 9/11 tragedies, if so can you recall that memory? Please share your memories and comments below.

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