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Osama bin Laden, timeline of America's most wanted terrorist

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2011-05-03

Born in 1957 to millionaire parents in Saudi Arabia, al Qaeda founder and leader Osama bin Laden rose to prominence in 2001 as the alleged mastermind behind the Sept. 11 2001 terrorist attacks.

Date created : 2011-05-03

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