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Usama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden (Osama)

Date of Birth: 10/03/1957
Place of Birth: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Died: 02/05/2011


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The split that never was

Neither will his role in the deaths of 52 Burundian soldiers in the African Mission in Somalia (Amisom) in the Daynille battle, on the outskirts of Mogadishu, in 2011 be forgotten, let alone his support for 'foreign fighters' and his admiration for Usama bin Laden...


Sanctions test for Trump

The pivotal involvement of the NCP (then still the National Islamic Front) in hosting, financing and training domestic and foreign Islamist terrorists, including Usama bin Laden, made US Democrat President Bill Clinton impose sanctions in 1997...


The power struggle after Hassan el Turabi

For others overseas, he was the man who helped Usama bin Laden to build Al Qaida and the godfather of an international Islamist network...

An advocate of Shia-Sunni reconciliation, unlike other leading Muslim Brothers internationally, El Turabi called for cooperation, especially after he had in 1989 invited Usama bin Laden to bring the newly launched Al Qaida to Sudan...

In that regard, better known leaders such as Usama bin Laden or Iranian ex-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad owed him a great debt – which of course was paid in US dollars...

• Autumn 1989: persuades Usama bin Laden to move his newly launched Al Qaida to Khartoum, where it grows...


Back to Ogoniland

En route, they were attacked by fighters loyal to Solomon Ndigbara (aka Osama bin Laden or Solo), a small-time militant who has a country home in Yeghe...


The long arm of Al Qaida

Along with two Jordanians, two of the remaining four are also Egyptian: Abu Kheir el Masri (real name, Abdullah Mohamed Rajab Abdel Rahman) is married to one of Usama bin Laden's daughters and once ran Al Qaida's Management Council...

It is believed that on his way to the Sahel, Seif passed through Sudan, to visit what a source described as 'many jihadist old hands' there, including Mohamed Loai Bayazid aka Abu Rida el Suri, an Al Qaida-founder who worked closely with Usama bin Laden during his years in Sudan in the 1990s and who still lives in Khartoum...

In the 1990s, he trained Islamist fighters in Sudan alongside the late Usama bin Laden...


Ethics question for Obama

After this, BNP 'rushed in and came to the assistance of the Government of Sudan to become the sole correspondent bank in Europe for the Sudanese Central Bank and all major commercial banks in Sudan, including Al Shamal, a bank used by Al Qaida and controlled by Usama bin Laden,' said a lawyer for the victims, Gavriel Mairone...


Security leaks and party splits

Also present was Engineer Abdel Moneim el Sunni, who heads the International Popular Friendship Council, widely seen as the successor to the Popular Arab Islamic Conference, of which Mustafa Osman Ismail was founding Secretary General in the early 1990s, when Usama bin Laden lived in Khartoum (AC Vol 41 No 3, The men in charge)...


A moral victory

'We had eye-witness testimony of meetings between Usama bin Laden and leaders of IRGC-Al Quds [Force] and Hezbollah in Tehran and training of the Al Qaida team in Lebanon by Hezbollah', Mairone told AC...

Experts of a different stripe included two senior Al Qaida officials who turned state evidence, Jamal Ahmed Mohamed el Fadl ('Jamal al Fadl'), a Sudanese, whose testimony came in the November 2001 trial 'USA versus Usama bin Laden', and from an Egyptian former US Special Forces officer, Ali Abdel Seoud [perhaps Abul Seoud] Mohamed...


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