Khalid bin Laden was a son of Militant Leader and founder of the Islamist Militant Group Al-Qaeda. Let’s read further about this militant’s son and about Osama and his family.
Khalid was born in 1988. His parents were Osama and Siham Sabar. He was killed along with his father and other family members in Abbottabad, Pakistan in 2011. Not much is known about him.
Osama was born on 10 March 1957 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His family was aristocratic. He is the son of Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden and Hamida al-Attas. He joined the Afghan Mujahideen against the Soviet Union in the Afghan-Soviet War. Later in 1984, he co founded Maktab Al-Khidamat to recruit foreign mujahidin into war. Due to pan-Islam and Anti-Americanism, he was expelled from Saudi Arabia. He declared two fatwas which declared holy war against the USA.
He wanted to spread jihad in the whole world. He is known for his 9/11 attacks at South Tower in the USA. After the 1998 bombing on the American embassy in South Africa, he was then listed on the FBI’s most wanted terrorist and most wanted fugitive’s list. His 9/11 attacks led to the USA’s war against Afghanistan.
He was searched for a decade by US Security Forces but he escaped to Pakistan. He was killed by the US security forces under the operation named Operation Neptune Spear in his residence in Abbottabad, Pakistan. It was alleged that he was living there with the help of protection given by the Pakistani Government.
Marriage, Divorce, & Aftermath
At the age of 17, he married Najwa Ghanem in Syria. They later separated in 2001. He has at least 12 children with Najwa. Later he married Khadija Sharif who was a university lecturer in Saudi in 1983 but they separated in the 1990s. They together had three children. Then he married Khairiah Sabar in 1985 and they together had one child. She was the favorite wife of Laden. She was a child psychologist with a Phd in Islamic Studies. His fourth wife was Siham Sabar with whom he married in the year 1987. They together had 4 children. Then he married Amal Ahmed al-Sadah in 2001, she was the youngest wife of Laden. They together had six children.
Death of Laden Family
When the US executed the Operation Neptune Spear at Laden’s residence in Abbottabad, Pakistan,in 2001, they killed Osama along with 4 adults in which his son named Khalid was there. Four women survived in the operation in which 3 were the wives of Osama. His children and grandchildren were killed in the operation. Almost his whole family was destroyed in the operation.
Al-Qaeda was established by the Islamic Scholar and Militant Osama bin Laden to spread Jihad all over the world. It was established by Laden in 1988 in Peshawar, Pakistan. It is a pan-Islamist militant organization led by the Sunni Jihadi Muslim’s. It was established to unite muslim world under a supranational state named Caliphate. Majorly its members are arab. It is declared as a terrorist group by NATO, UNSC, the EU and various other countries. The group’s leader Al-Zawahiri was killed by the US through a missile. Its de facto head is Saif al-Adel.
Khalid was the son of militant leader Osama bin Laden and he followed his father’s path and became a militant and died in the operation Neptune Spear with his father.