Osama bin Laden was recognized as the No.1 terrorist in the United States and other countries. Bin Laden was later implicated in a series of terrorist attacks, including the explosion at the World Trade Center in New York in 1993, the explosion of a car bomb in Riyadh – the capital of Saudi Arabia in 1995, the explosion of a truck on the territory of the barracks in Saudi Arabia in 1996, which killed 19 American soldiers and in a 1998 attack on American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Later the attention of the entire world community was riveted to the person of Osama bin Laden after the 11 September attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon when about three thousand people died.
On May 2, 2011, according to the CIA, Osama bin Laden, the leader of the Islamic terrorist organization Al-Qaeda, was killed in a mansion in the city of Abbottabad. 50 kilometers from Islamabad, as a result of a 4-hour joint operation by US and Pakistani special forces. This was announced on the air of the state TV channel by the head of Pakistani intelligence, Ahmed Pasha.
Below we have shared very different photos of Osama bin Laden and his relatives. In these pictures, you will see Osama the teenager, Osama the loving father, Osama the terrorist, and finally Osama the leader of al-Qaeda.
Checkout the photos below:
1989: Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan during the war with the USSR.
Osama bin Laden over the map of Afghanistan in 1998.
Osama bin Laden (second from right) during a visit to the Swedish city of Falun in 1971.
Osama bin Laden during the 2001 shooting.
Osama bin Laden and his son Ali, who was 10 years old at the time
Osama bin Laden, with his wife Jane Felix-Brown before aired on Italian television in 2008.
Osama bin Laden’s son, Hamza bin Laden, in an undated video filmed during an al-Qaeda exercise.
Abdullah bin Laden, the eldest son of Osama bin Laden, during an interview in Riyadh in 2001.
Osama bin Laden sits on the floor with his AK -47 in a shelter in Afghanistan, November 2001.
Osama bin Laden meets with a group of reporters in the mountains of the southern Afghan province of Helmand on December 24, 1998.
1989: Osama (right) in Afghanistan.