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Profile of Osama bin Laden
  • Profile of Osama bin Laden
  • Bin Laden was born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in 1957. He is the 17th child of a Saudi construction tycoon.

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US kills Osama bin Laden decade after 9/11 attacks

Osama bin Laden, the face of global terrorism and architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was killed in a firefight with elite American forces Monday, then quickly buried at sea in a stunning finale to a furtive decade on the run. More>>