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سوموار، 2 مئی، 2011

Osama Bin Laden is dead, declares Obama

Osama’s son also killed in the operation while two of his wives have been arrested.
 
The world’s  most sought-after man since the 9/11 attack on New York’s World Trade Centre has been killed, US President Barack Obama declared early on Monday.

In a television address, Obama confirmed Bin Laden’s death, claiming that Bin Laden was killed in a US operation in Abbottabad.

He said that Osama was not the leader of Islamic world, but a murderer, adding that he had talked to the Pakistani officials, including Asif Ali Zardari about the operation. He said that America was not fighting against Islam.

Earlier, the US and western sources claimed that Bin Laden was killed as the result of a missile attack in Pakistan. But President Obama claimed that Bin Laden was killed in a joint operation by US special forces and CIA operatives in Abbottabad and Osama s body was in possession of the US officials. The DNA test also confirmed Bin Laden’s death. One of Osama s sons was also killed while two of his wives and colleagues were arrested in the operation.

The news comes eight years after former US president George Bush had declared his mission in Iraq as accomplished, but had to kiss the dust when he was greeted by a shoe thrower in Iraq.

The news of Bin Laden’s death has boosted the morale of the US policy makers who had suffered years of humiliation at the hands of Bin Laden on several occasions.

Hundreds of people have been killed in the tribal areas of Pakistan in US drone attacks while the coalition forces had continuously been suffering causalities in Afghanistan. Bin Laden had issued a decree, asking his followers to attack US interests all over the world.

Bin Laden was born in Saudi Arabian city of Riyadh on March 10, 1957 in an influential business family having contacts with the Saudi royal family.

Osama bin Muhammad bin Awad bin Laden was born on March 10, 1957 in Saudi Arabia.

Osama was one of more than 50 children of Muhammad bin Laden, a construction tycoon in Saudi Arabia. Osama attended King Abdul Aziz University, where he received a degree in civil engineering.

Shortly after the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979, bin Laden, like thousands of other Muslims from throughout the world, joined the Afghan resistance, viewing it as his duty to repel the occupation.

After the Soviet withdrawal in 1989, bin Laden returned to home as a hero, but he was quickly disappointed with what he perceived as the corruption of the Saudi government and of his own family.

His objection to the presence of the US troops in Saudi Arabia during the Persian Gulf War led to a growing rift with his country s leaders.
By 1993, he had purportedly formed a network known as al Qaeda, which consisted of militants whom Osama had met in Afghanistan.

The group funded and organised several attacks worldwide, including detonating truck bombs against American targets in Saudi Arabia (1996), killing tourists in Egypt (1997), and simultaneously bombing the US embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (1998), which altogether killed nearly 300 people.

In 1994 the Saudi government confiscated his passport after accusing him of subversion, and he fled to Sudan, where he organised camps that trained militants in terrorist methods, and from where he was eventually expelled in 1996. He later returned to Afghanistan, where he received protection from its ruling Taliban.

During 1996–98, Osama issued a series of decrees, declaring a holy war against the United States, which he accused, among other things, of looting the natural resources of the Muslim world and aiding and abetting the enemies of Islam, especially Israel.

Bin Laden s apparent goal was to draw the United States into a large-scale war in the Muslim world that would overthrow dictatorial Muslim governments and re-establish the Caliphate. To this end, al Qaeda, aided by Osama s considerable wealth, trained militants and funded militant attacks.

It had thousands of followers worldwide, in places as diverse as Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Libya, Bosnia, Chechnya, and the Philippines.
Following the September 11 attacks, the United States led a coalition in late 2001 that overthrew the Taliban and sent bin Laden into hiding.
Nearly three years passed, during which time the US forces hunted for Osama along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. He emerged in a videotaped message in October 2004, less than a week before that year s US presidential election, in which he claimed responsibility for the September 11 attacks.

Osama bin Muhammad bin Awad bin Laden was born on March 10, 1957 in Saudi Arabia.

Osama was one of more than 50 children of Muhammad bin Laden, a construction tycoon in Saudi Arabia. Osama attended King Abdul Aziz University, where he received a degree in civil engineering.

Shortly after the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979, bin Laden, like thousands of other Muslims from throughout the world, joined the Afghan resistance, viewing it as his duty to repel the occupation.

After the Soviet withdrawal in 1989, bin Laden returned to home as a hero, but he was quickly disappointed with what he perceived as the corruption of the Saudi government and of his own family.

His objection to the presence of the US troops in Saudi Arabia during the Persian Gulf War led to a growing rift with his country s leaders.
By 1993, he had purportedly formed a network known as al Qaeda, which consisted of militants whom Osama had met in Afghanistan.

The group funded and organised several attacks worldwide, including detonating truck bombs against American targets in Saudi Arabia (1996), killing tourists in Egypt (1997), and simultaneously bombing the US embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (1998), which altogether killed nearly 300 people.

In 1994 the Saudi government confiscated his passport after accusing him of subversion, and he fled to Sudan, where he organised camps that trained militants in terrorist methods, and from where he was eventually expelled in 1996. He later returned to Afghanistan, where he received protection from its ruling Taliban.

During 1996–98, Osama issued a series of decrees, declaring a holy war against the United States, which he accused, among other things, of looting the natural resources of the Muslim world and aiding and abetting the enemies of Islam, especially Israel.

Bin Laden s apparent goal was to draw the United States into a large-scale war in the Muslim world that would overthrow dictatorial Muslim governments and re-establish the Caliphate. To this end, al Qaeda, aided by Osama s considerable wealth, trained militants and funded militant attacks.

It had thousands of followers worldwide, in places as diverse as Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Libya, Bosnia, Chechnya, and the Philippines.
Following the September 11 attacks, the United States led a coalition in late 2001 that overthrew the Taliban and sent bin Laden into hiding.
Nearly three years passed, during which time the US forces hunted for Osama along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. He emerged in a videotaped message in October 2004, less than a week before that year s US presidential election, in which he claimed responsibility for the September 11 attacks.
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