Osama bin Laden life and family in pictures

Posted by Shazy on Monday, May 2, 2011

Osama bin Laden life and family in pictures
 Osama bin Laden, second right and inset, on a visit to Falun, Sweden in 1971. Pictured with several Falun locals, among them Christina and Lars Akerblad, who were the owners of Hotel Astoria where Osama and brother Salem stayed during one of their visits to the country
 Osama bin Laden smiling as he sits in a cave in the Jalalabad region of Afghanistan in 1978, during the Afghan Russian war. This was the first time he took up arms
 Osama bin Laden, centre, in the 1980s during the Afghan-Russia war which he fought in for almost a decade
 Osama bin Laden, right, in Afghanistan, 1989
 Osama, centre, in Afghanistan in 1989, during the war with Russia
 Osama, centre, in Afghanistan in 1989, during the war with Russia
 Osama bin Laden, right, in Afghanistan, 1989
 Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan, 1989
 Osama bin Laden in 1989 during the Afghan-Russia war
 Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan during the 1980s
 Osama Bin Laden in front of a map of Afghanistan, April 1998
 Osama bin Laden speaks to a selected group of reporters in the mountains of Helmand province in southern Afghanistan in December 24th 1998. Bin Laden was later implicated in a string of terrorist atrocities including the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Centre in New York, a 1995 car bomb in Riyadh - the capital of Saudi Arabia, the 1996 truck bombing inside Saudi barracks where 19 US soldiers were killed and attacks in 1998 on the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania
 Osama Bin Laden during shooting training, 2001
 Osama Bin Laden came to worldwide attention after the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon where nearly 3,000 people died. The image above is from a video aired on Al-Jazeerah in September 2003. It was aired on the eve of the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks and was the first time Osama Bin Laden had been seen for two years
 Undated footage of Osama bin Laden was released in 2007 where he was seen making statements praising martyrdom. Osama Bin Laden was believed to have moved across the border into Pakistan after US and British troops launched attacks in Afghanistan in late 2001
 Osama bin Laden with his son Ali, then aged 10 years old
 Omar bin Laden, the 26-year-old son of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, with his wife Jane Felix-Browne before an appearance on Italian television in 2008
 Osama bin Laden's son, Hamza bin Laden, is shown in an undated Al Qaeda training video
 Abdullah bin Laden, the eldest son of Osama bin Laden, during an interview in Riyadh in 2001
 An age progression image of Osama bin Laden released by the U.S. Department of State and FBI in January 2010
 Osama bin Laden sits on floor with his AK-47 rifle in his hide out in Afghanistan, November, 2001
 Osama bin Laden in library.
A CIA-led team killed Osama Bin Laden at a compound inside Pakistan Sunday and recovered his body, bringing a close to the world's highest-profile manhunt after a decade-long search, President Obama announced to the world Sunday night.