Osama bin Laden

Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden (Arabic: أسامة بن محمد بن عوض بن لادن‎, ʾUsāmah bin Muḥammad bin ʿAwaḍ bin Lādin; 10 Mairch 1957 – 2 Mey 2011)[1][2][3] wis the foonder o the jihadist organization al-Qaeda, responsible for the 11t September attacks on the Unitit States an numerous ither mass-casualty attacks against ceevilian an militar targets. He wis a member o the walthy Saudi Bin Laden faimily an aw.

Osama bin Laden in 1997

Osama bin Laden wis on the American Federal Bureau of Investigation's leets o Ten Most Wanted Fugitives an Most Wanted Terrorists for his involvement in the 1998 US embassy bombins.[4][5][6] Syne 2001, Osama bin Laden an his organization haed been major targets o the War on Terror.

On Mey 2, 2011, Osama bin Laden wis killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan in an operation conductit bi a U.S. Navy SEALs team an the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).[2][7]


  1. "In an intelligence driven operation, Osama Bin Ladin was killed in the surroundings of Abbottabad in the early hours of this morning". 2 Mey 2011. Archived frae the original on 23 Mey 2012. Retrieved 2 Mey 2011.
  2. a b "Bin Laden Dead, US Officials Say". The New York Times.
  3. Adam Brookes, "US forces kill Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan", May 2, 2011, BBC News. Accessed May 2, 2011.
  4. "FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives". FBI.gov. Archived frae the original on 3 Januar 2008. Retrieved 26 Mey 2010.
  5. Dan Eggen (28 August 2006). "Bin Laden, Most Wanted For Embassy Bombings?". The Washington Post. Retrieved 26 Mey 2010.
  6. "'Most wanted terrorists' list released". CNN. 10 October 2001. Retrieved 3 Apryle 2011.[deid airtin]
  7. "Osama bin Laden is dead, Obama announces". The Guardian. 1 Mey 2011.