Osama bin Laden, the founder of al-Qaeda, made news headlines after the deadly September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington.
And now, almost 10 years later, the world's most-wanted man is dead, killed by US special forces in Pakistan. His body was buried at sea in a quick and dramatic end to a life which affected so many parts and people of the world.
How did they do it? What has actually been achieved? How does it affect the US in the region?
Inside Story, with presenter Kamahl Santamaria, discusses with Scott Lucas, the editor of Enduring America World View and a professor of American studies at the University of Birmingham; Hamid Gul, the former head of ISI, the Pakistani intelligence service; and Ahmed Zaidan, the Pakistan bureau chief of Al Jazeera Arabic and author of the book Bin Laden Unmasked.
This special edition of Inside Story looking at the death, life and impact of Osama bin Laden aired from Monday, May 2, 2011.