Osama Bin Laden Gives Millions For Jihad In Handwritten Will
Late Al-Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden, had willed millions of dollars in Sudan and wanted most of it to be used to fund jihad, according to a handwritten will released Tuesday.
The document, which was among a new set of declassified files released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, was written in Arabic on a single piece of lined paper stating that bin Laden had about $29 million in Sudan, and that much of it had come from his brother.
BEVERLY HILLS, March 01, (THEWILL) – “I received twelve million dollars from my brother Abu Bakir Muhammad Bin (Laden) on behalf of Bin Laden Company for Investment in Sudan,” he wrote, according to the ODNI's translation of the document.
“I hope, for my brothers, sisters, and maternal aunts, to obey my will and to spend all the money that I have left in Sudan on jihad, for the sake of Allah.
Bin Laden had lived in the Sudanese capital Khartoum for five years in the early 1990s.
A first set of documents released last May showed bin Laden was worried about drone strikes, and in which he laid out plans to groom a new cadre of leaders.
Bin Laden had also warned that conflict with regimes in the Middle East would distract the extremists from hitting hard at what as far as he was concerned is the real enemy, America.
Osama bin Laden, the founder and head of the Islamist militant group al-Qaeda, was killed in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, shortly after 1:00 am PKT (20:00 UTC, May 1) by United States Navy SEALs of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group (also known as DEVGRU or SEAL Team Six).
Story by David Oputah