Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden was the founder of the jihadist organization al-Qaeda, responsible for the September 11 attacks on the United States and numerous other mass-casualty attacks against civilian and military targets. He was also a member of the wealthy Saudi bin Laden family.Osama bin Laden was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,the son of Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, a wealthy businessman with close ties to the Saudi royal family, and Mohammed bin Laden's tenth wife, Hamida al-Attas. In a 1998 interview, he gave his birth date as March 10, 1957. On May 1, 2011, in Washington, D.C. (May 2, Pakistan Standard Time), U.S. President Barack Obama announced that Osama bin Laden was killed by "a small team of Americans" acting under Obama's direct orders, in a covert operation in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
Osama bin Laden was a terrorist bastard, and the world's greatest hide and seek player of all time. Good riddance.
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