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bin La·den

(bĭn lä′dən), Osama or Usama Born 1957.
Saudi Arabian-born leader of al-Qaeda who established training camps in Sudan and later Afghanistan where Islamist militants were trained to carry out attacks to disrupt the economies and influence of Western nations.

bin Laden

(ˌbɪnˈlɑːdən)
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(Biography) Osama (əʊˈsɑːmə). 1957–2011, Saudi-born leader of the al-Qaida terrorist network: presumed architect of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington of September 11 2001. Killed by US Special Forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan
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