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Bin Laden's will revealed by the CIA on Feb.3

Bin Laden’s will revealed by the CIA on Feb.3

London- Documentations logging speeches of the late al-Qaeda leading terrorist Osama bin Laden surfaced revealing details on his will. Bin Laden’s wishes included his plan of dividing an approximate 29 million dollars’ worth of his wealth and assets at a majority supporting the continuation of the so-called “world-wide Jihad”.

The letters are part of a 113 set of documents found during the raid launched by U.S. special forces on bin Laden’s hideout in Abbottabad on January 2011. Most documents found and translated date back to the period 2009-2011. According to intelligence sources, the second collection of documents, acquired in the 2015 May raid, expose that al-Qaeda was bent on continuing its mission towards what it believed to be “world-wide Jihad”, however, inter-leadership terrorist administrations in Pakistan and Afghanistan were strained out .

U.S. President Barack Obama said that drone operations and counter-terrorism attacks have drained the al-Qaeda’s mother formation, and have extended to the U.S.-led airstrike that reportedly killed bin Laden on the 2nd of May 2011.

A U.S. intelligence official said that bin Laden’s thoughts on moving locations somewhere else in Pakistan means if the U.S. had waited much longer, it would have missed him. He added that this new document was the first indication proving the U.S. thoughts that he had planned to leave.

“If the raid took place much later, we could have missed him,” the senior intelligence official said.

Another intelligence official said there was no indication that anyone in Pakistan knew of bin Laden’s presence there. He said that the al Qaeda leader seemed to be thinking of moving because two couriers were complaining about being overworked and he was looking for a new plan.

Bin Laden also feared that one of his wives might have been implanted with a small tracking device in her tooth during a visit to a dentist in Iran, telling her, “the size of the chip is about the length of a grain of wheat and the width of a fine piece of vermicelli.”

Fundamentalists residing in London told Asharq Al-Awasat that Mrs. Khayreyah Saber which married bin Laden in 1985 bore him one child believed to be “Khaled”. Saber lived in Iran for some time before moving to Abbottabadin Pakistan. Bin Laden in most of his letters warned his followers of implanted tracking devices in ransom money they received in exchange for hostages al-Qaeda held, or for devices planted in journalists who interviewed the organization’s figureheads.

In a handwritten document, believed to have been written during the late 90’s, the al-Qaeda founder depicted specifically on how he wishes the 29 million dollars he owned in Sudan to be spent. Bin Laden in his will dictated that 290 thousand dollars be given to Mahfouz bin al-Waleed, one of al-Qaeda’s influential leaders also known as abou Hafas Muritani.

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