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Bin Laden, Osama

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishBin Laden, OsamaOsama Bin LadenBin La‧den, O‧s‧ama /bɪn ˈlɑːdn, əʊˈsɑːmə/  (1957-2011) a businessman and political leader originally from Saudi Arabia, who was regarded by the governments of many countries, especially the US and Britain, as a terrorist. He founded al-Qaeda in 1988 and operated a military camp in Afghanistan, training people to take part in the jihad (=holy war) against the US. American officials believed that he was responsible for many terrorist attacks, including the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City in 2001. On May 2nd 2011 he was shot and killed by US soldiers during a secret operation at a heavily guarded house in the city of Abbottabad, Pakistan. al-Qaeda
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