Osama Bin Laden

Osama Bin Laden

About Osama Bin Laden

Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden (March 10, 1957 - May 2, 2011) was the founder of al-Qaeda, the jihadist organization responsible for the September 11 attacks on the United States, along with numerous other mass-casualty attacks against civilian and military targets. He was a member of the wealthy Saudi bin Laden family, and an ethnic Yemeni Kindite. Bin Laden was on the American Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) lists of Ten Most Wanted Fugitives and Most Wanted Terrorists for his involvement in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings. From 2001 to 2011, bin Laden was a major target of the War on Terror, with a US $25 million bounty by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.