Osama bin Muhammad bin Awad bin Laden was the son of Hamida Al-Attas and Muhammad Awad bin Laden, a Yemeni immigrant who put together a billion dollar Construction Company in Saudi Arabia. Osama was the 17th of 52 siblings; born on March 10th 0f 1957. He himself had 23 children and six different wives. In 1988 Osama founded the Al-Qaeda (“the base”) because Abdullah Azzam 's wanted the Arab soldiers to join the Afghan fighting groups instead of establishing a separate fighting force. After the Soviets withdrew from war with Afghanistan in 1989, Bin Laden returned to Saudi Arabia to prepare for his new and more complicated mission. The Western Saudi royal family was scared that Bin Laden’s bombast might cause concern in the kingdom, so they tried to keep him as quiet as they could. They took away his passport and rejected his offer to send Afghan Arab soldiers to safeguard the perimeter after the Iraq invasion of Kuwait in 1990. According to (“Building Al-Qaeda”) one more year of preparation, Al-Qaeda attacked the U.S. for the first time; a bomb exploded in a hotel in Aden, Yemen, that housed American troops on their way to a peacekeeping undertaking in Somalia. No Americans were killed in the attack...
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... and soon thereafter, the U.S. government names Bin Laden as the primary suspect. In November of 2001 the U.S forces dropped a bounty on Osama in Afghanistan for $25 million. The 9/11 attack affected the country as a whole. Americans felt unsafe not knowing if there city could be next to get ambushed.
Since the 9/11 attack the U.S had been looking for Bin Laden. On August of 2010 President Barack Obama had brief "possible lead" about the whereabouts of Bin Laden. It was in Abbottabad, a region 30 to 35 miles north of Islamabad where a trusted Bin Laden courier and his brother had been located. On March 14, 2011 President Obama chaired the first of a series of National Security Council meetings on a possible operation to find Osama Bin Laden. Over the series of meeting he became more confident that whereabouts is credible and that the operation can be accomplished.
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