The search for Osama bin Laden, headed by the CIA was a massive operation which took over 15 years to draw to a close, superseding a number of administrations. In 2011 the worlds most wanted man was found, killed and his body was dumped in the sea. There was a lot of public suspicion surrounding his death, for with such a prized target why was his body not kept? Even a number of trusted newspapers published images which turned out to be Photoshopped to get some impact from the breaking news. The official report from US officials was: "Osama Bin Laden's body was treated with respect and buried at sea".
Regardless of all that, the 2013 documentary "Manhunt: The Search for Bin Laden" by director and producer Greg Barker, examines the hunt for the elusive Al-Qaeda leader in detail. The story begins in 1995 when Bin Laden had been linked to Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ), an organisation which attempted to assassinate the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. He was especially wanted by the CIA because of being suspected of running terrorist training camps in Sudan and being a core member of Al-Qaeda.