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Saudi Arabia

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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Intelligent design

Khartoum's El Shifa pharmaceuticals plant, which the USA bombed in 1998 (claiming links to Usama bin Laden and chemical weapons), had a contract to export veterinary drugs to Iraq under the United Nations' aid programme...


Under attack

The timing of the Maghreb bombings added to Western intelligence agencies' conviction - shared (and encouraged) by their North African counterparts - that an 'Al Qaida Central' forged by Usama bin Laden and his Egyptian colleague Ayman al Zawahiri had succeeded in merging disparate regional groups, as the Islamist underground remakes itself again, uniting Algerian, Moroccan and Tunisian groups...


Khartoum's jihadis

The normally cautious Saudi Arabian Al Arabiya television station's web bulletin challenged the claim, noting that the language was unlike that of Usama bin Laden's organisation...


Oddest bedfellows

The argument that intelligence cooperation with Khartoum is vital in the 'war on terror' looks especially odd in the light of Al Qaida leader Usama bin Laden's 23 April pronouncements, when he mirrors Khartoum's line by blaming Darfur's 'tribal' war on Western 'sedition', and calls it a prelude to a Western 'occupation' which he summons Mujahideen to go and fight...


In the driving seat

After a lengthy association with Usama bin Laden's network, Vice-President Ali Osman and Presidential Advisor (and long-time security boss) Nafi'e Ali can credibly present themselves as experts on terrorism...


Half a cheer for democracy

Ayman al Zawahiri, a leader of Egyptian Islamic Jihad, went on to become number two to Usama bin Laden and a creator of Al Qaida...


Joy in the South, silence in the North

The CPA nevertheless marks the first time that the United States and Britain have endorsed a government which seized power by force, then harboured and cooperated with anti-Western Islamist terrorists including Usama bin Laden and is now accelerating what Washington has termed 'genocide'...


Specially designated

The USA accuses IARA of having been 'affiliated with the 'Maktab al Khidamat', the 'Services Office' and 'precursor' of Al Qaida; of having 'commingled funds and cooperated closely in the raising and expenditure of funds' with Usama bin Laden and MK; and even of assessing Mali as a possible haven for UBL...


Gullible's travels

Far from using the leadup to the trip to pressure the National Islamic Front over its Darfur genocide, like Kofi Annan and Colin Powell (both witnessed the suffering in Darfur), London refused until the last minute to acknowledge the visit was happening 'for security reasons', an odd concern for people visiting the former hosts of Usama bin Laden...


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