Osama Bin Laden, the Saudi-born terror boss who plotted and funded the 9/11 attacks nearly a decade ago, has been killed and his body is in the hands the U.S. military, President Obama was set to announce Sunday night.
In a rare late-night speech from the east wing of the White House, Obama was expected to face the nation and the world to say that the Al Qaeda founder is dead, sources told the Daily News.
White House sources said Bin Laden, 54, was killed, and they were waiting for the president to release details of the demise of America's archenemy.
CNN reported that Bin Laden's body was recovered and was in Afghanistan for analysis. But sources were convinced Sunday night that the corpse is that of bin Laden.
The network reported Bin Laden was killed in a mansion outside of Islamabad, Pakistan.
Authorities have been hunting for Bin Laden for nearly 10 years, mostly in the mountains on the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
UPDATE: Most of the initial stories on the Bin Laden killing contained spurious data. See this link for updated, confirmed story.