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Osama Bin Laden Death Photos and His Histroy

Osama Bin Laden Death Photos and His Histroy

-Bin Laden was born in Saudi Arabia around -1957

- Father : Yemeni origins.
- Mother : Syrian

- Business Details : Mohammed Bin Laden and his Father Founded Construction Company. The company's connections won it

such important commissions as rebuilding mosques in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.

- Family : Mohammed bin Laden took numerous wives and fathered about 50 children. Osama was either the 25th son,

- Education :  Bin Laden studied management and economics at King Abdul Aziz University in Jedda, Saudi Arabia, coming under

the influence of religious teachers who introduced him to the wider world of Islamic politics.

- In 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan galvanized bin Laden. He supported the Afghan resistance, which became a jihad, or holy

war and Pakistan to set up Islamic schools in Pakistan for Afghan refugees. These schools later evolved into virtual training centers

for Islamic radicals

-  In 1980s, bin Laden had moved to Afghanistan, where he established an organization, Maktab al-Khidimat (MAK), to recruit

Islamic soldiers from around the world who later form the basis of an international network.

- The MAK maintained recruiting offices in Detroit and Brooklyn in the 1980s.


-The Taliban, the former rulers of Afghanistan, arose from the religious schools set up during the mujahideen's war against the

Soviet invasion. After the Soviet army withdrew in 1989,

- The Taliban gave bin Laden sanctuary in 1996.

-After the Soviet withdrawal in 1989, bin Laden returned to Saudi Arabia and worked in his family's construction business.

- He founded an organization to help veterans of the Afghan war, many of whom went on to fight in Bosnia, Chechnya, Somalia,

and the Philippines. Scholars have suggested these loosely connected bands of seasoned soldiers, ready to fight for Islamic causes,

form the basis of bin Laden's current support.

- In 1990, in response to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, the Saudi government allowed American troops to be stationed in Saudi

Arabia. Bin Laden was incensed that non-believers (American soldiers) were stationed in the birthplace of Islam. He also charged

the Saudi regime with deviating from true Islam

- Bin Laden was expelled from Saudi Arabia in 1991 because of his anti-government activities. He eventually wound up in Sudan,

where he worked with Egyptian radical groups in exile.

- In 1992 bin Laden claimed responsibility for attempting to bomb U.S. soldiers in Yemen and for attacking U.S. troops in Somalia

the following year. In 1994 pressure from the U.S. and Saudi Arabia prompted Sudan to expel bin Laden, and he returned to


- In 1998 bin Laden called for all Americans and Jews, including children, to be killed. He has since been accused of increasing his

terrorist activities, such as the 1998 bombings at the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The date, Aug. 7, was the anniversary

of the deployment of U.S. troops to Saudi Arabia.

- U.S. cruise missile attacks against targets in the Sudan and Afghanistan in Aug. 1998 are not believed to have seriously hampered

bin Laden's network. Bin Laden continues to call for the destruction of the U.S., Israel, and the Saudi monarchy, stating that with

these obstacles removed, Islam's three holiest sites, Mecca, Medina, and Jerusalem, would then be liberated.

- - Considered the world's foremost terrorist, Osama bin Laden was the leader of a terrorist organization known as Al-Qaeda, or

"The Base." Bin Laden was the alleged perpetrator of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center,

damaged part of the Pentagon, and resulted in a plane crash in Pennsylvania. At first he denied involvement in the attacks, referring

to them, through an aid, as "punishment from Allah." In recent years he took responsibility for "inspiring" the events of Sept. 11,


-Bin Laden has been implicated in a string of deadly attacks on the United States and its allies: the 1993 World Trade Center

- 1998 bombings at the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed more than 200;

- 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen. Bin Laden also claimed responsibility for a 1993 gunfight that killed 18 U.S. troops in

Somalia and the 1996 bombing of the Khobar military complex in Saudi Arabia that left 19 U.S. soldiers dead.

-For over two decades, Bin Laden has been Al Qaeda's leader and symbol," said President Barack Obama in a televised speech.
 "The death of bin Laden marks the most significant achievement to date in our nation's effort to defeat Al-Qaeda. But his death

does not mark the end of our effort. There's no doubt that Al-Qaeda will continue to pursue attacks against us. We must and we

will remain vigilant at home and abroad."