The most wanted face of terrorism - Osama bin Laden - is dead. The September 11 attack shocked Americans. America had been the target of terrorist attacks overseas in the past, but they were seen as isolated cases. This perception would change after 9/11, when it became clear that America itself was now a target. But it would not give up without a fight. The 9/11 attacks were carried by a small group called Al Qaeda - a misunderstood terrorist organization based in Afghanistan - and protected there by the Taliban government. Its leading figure was a man named Osama bin Laden.