A timeline of events which bin Laden is responsible for
Created by KristineCannon on May 2, 2011
Last updated: 05/02/11 at 12:02 PM
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Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the most devastating attack on American soil in modern times and the most hunted man in the world, was killed in a firefight with United States forces in Pakistan on Sunday, President Obama announced.
In a terrorist attack in London, al-Qaeda members suicide bomb a transit center, killing 52 and injuring hundreds more.
A vicious attack, it mirrored much of the same anti-Western sentiments that those of the 9-11 had.
A recording purportedly of bin Laden declaring jihad against the US-led occupation of Iraq.
In a videotaped message bin Laden taunts “infidel” president Bush and says the United States will not live in peace while Palestinians are unable to do the same.
On September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden and several of his radical followers hijacked four planes. Flying two into the World Trade Center in New York, one into the Pentagon, and another crash landing in Pennsylvania, it would be the single largest attack on US soil.
Bin Laden is linked to the attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, which leads to the death of 17 sailors and injuries to another 39.
He appears for the first time on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.
At 1040 on Friday 7 August 1998 a massive car bomb went off outside the United States embassy in Nairobi, blasting a hole in the building and ripping the front off a seven-story office block next door.
The final death toll was 214 dead in Kenya, including 12 US nationals, and almost 5,000 injured, nearly all of them Kenyan. In Dar es Salaam 10 Tanzanians died and 72 were injured.
Bin Laden declares it the duty of every Muslim to “kill Americans wherever they are found.”
A truck bomb at a US military base in Dhahran, in Saudi Arabia, kills 19 US nationals and wounds 386.
A truck bombing at a military base in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, kills five Americans and two Indians.
On February 26, 1993, al-Qa'ida sponsored terrorist group detonated a 1300 lbs. nitrate bomb in the parking garage of the North Tower. The explosion caused major damage to the buildings' foundations; it killed six people and inured around 1000
A bomb explodes in a hotel in Aden, Yemen, where American troops had been staying while on their way to Somalia. The troops had already left, and the bomb killed two Austrian tourists. American intelligence officials later come to believe that it was the first bin Laden attack.
Bin Laden is expelled from Saudi Arabia by its regime. Eventually he and his followers relocate to Sudan, funded by assets that had grown to as much as $250 million, according to some officials. In that African nation, al Qaeda begins to evolve into a terror network.
Bin Laden founds a group he names Al-Qaeda, which in Arabic means "the base."
One of 50 children from a wealthy lineage, bin Laden generates followers of an extremists Muslim sect to promote the fall of Western culture.