TITLE

Osama bin Laden

PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Biographies for International Security;6/13/2011, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Biography
ABSTRACT
Osama bin Laden (1957-2011), founded and led Al Qaeda during the jihad in Afghanistan against the Soviet occupation in the 1980s. After the defeat of the Soviet Union in Afghanistan (1989) and the subsequent overthrow of the leftist government in Kabul by forces of the Afghan Taliban (1996), Bin Laden moved to Sudan before returning to Afghanistan.
ACCESSION #
19131179

 

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