Osama bin Laden


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Original Name Usāmah bin Muḥammad bin ʿAwaḍ bin Lādin
Riyadh, ar-Riyāḍ, Saudi Arabia
Death 2 May 2011 (aged 54)
Abbottabad, Abbottabad District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Burial Buried or Lost at Sea, Specifically: Arabian Sea
Memorial ID 69213935 View Source

Terrorist. Osama bin Laden was a member of the wealthy Saudi bin Laden family and the founder of the jihadist organization al-Qaeda, most widely recognized for the September 11 attacks on the United States and numerous other mass-casualty attacks against civilian and military targets. As a result of his dealings in and advocacy of violent extremist jihad, Osama bin Laden lost his Saudi citizenship and was disowned by his billionaire family. He was killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2, 2011, shortly after 2100 UTC by a United States military special operations unit. The operation, code-named Operation Neptune Spear, was ordered by United States President Barack Obama and carried out in a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operation by a team of United States Navy SEALs from the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (also known as DEVGRU or informally by its former name, SEAL Team Six) of the Joint Special Operations Command, with support from CIA operatives on the ground. The raid on bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad was launched from Afghanistan. After the raid, reports at the time stated that U.S. forces had taken bin Laden's body to Afghanistan for positive identification, then buried it at sea, in accordance with Islamic law, within 24 hours of his death.

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  • Originally Created by: StoneSearcher
  • Added: 1 May 2011
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