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Osama bin Laden Facts

US's Most Wanted Terrorist

  • Osama bin Laden was a leader of the terrorist group al-Qaeda
  • His full name is Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden.
  • Operation Geronimo is the code name put by US top officials to kill Osama.
  • Osama was killed in a raid by the US Navy SEALs and intelligence inputs from CIA in the operation.
  • The Operation Geronimo was authorized by the US President Barack Obama.
  • Osama was killed in the early hours of May 2, 2011 (May 1, 2011 US Time) at Abbottabad, Pakistan.
  • Osama was unarmed at the time he was killed but tried to resist before he is shot.
  • Americans pinpointed the location of Osama in the town of Abbottabad during the summer of 2010.
  • Five others, besides Osama were killed in the operation. Two courier boys, one women and his adult son were amongst those who died. Osama's wife was injured in the operation.
  • After being shot on his head, Osama was tested for genetic and facial recognition and within 24 hours his body was taken out to sea for burial.
  • US officials were able to confirm the dead body was that of Osama by comparing it with his family DNA.
  • Osama was sea buried in the North Arabic Sea from the USS Carl Vinson according to Islamic traditions.
  • In 1979, Osama joined the Abdullah Azzam to fight the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan.

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