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  1. Osamanoun

    ; transliteration of Arabic: .


  1. Osama

    Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden (10 March 1957 – 2 May 2011), also transliterated as Usama bin Ladin, was a Saudi Arabian-born Islamist militant who was the mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and founder of the Pan-Islamic militant organization al-Qaeda. The group is designated as a terrorist group by the United Nations Security Council, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the European Union, and various countries. Under bin Laden, al-Qaeda was responsible for the September 11 attacks in the United States and many other mass-casualty attacks worldwide.A member of the wealthy Bin Laden family, Osama bin Laden was born in Saudi Arabia. His father was Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, a Saudi millionaire from Hadhramaut, Yemen, and the founder of the construction company, Saudi Binladin Group. His mother, Alia Ghanem, was from a secular middle-class family in Latakia, Syria. He studied at university in the country until 1979, when he joined Mujahideen forces in Pakistan fighting against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. He helped to fund the Mujahideen by funneling arms, money, and fighters from the Arab world into Afghanistan, and gained popularity among many Arabs. In 1988, he formed al-Qaeda. He was banished from Saudi Arabia in 1992, lost his Saudi citizenship in 1994, and shifted his base to Sudan until US pressure forced him to leave in 1996. After establishing a new base in Afghanistan, he declared a war against the United States, launching a series of bombings and related attacks. His involvement in the 1998 US embassy bombings landed him on the American Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) lists of Ten Most Wanted Fugitives and Most Wanted Terrorists.Bin Laden masterminded the September 11 attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people and led President George W. Bush to invade Afghanistan and launch the "War on Terror". He became the subject of a decade-long international manhunt, during which the FBI offered a $25 million bounty on him. On 2 May 2011, he was killed by U.S. special operations forces at his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.Bin Laden was a highly influential ideologue in Jihadism. A major figure in popular culture, he is widely reviled in the United States and much of the world, but his war against the United States made him popular among many in the Islamic World.


  1. Osama

    Osama is a 2003 drama film made in Afghanistan by Siddiq Barmak. The film follows a pre-teen girl living in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime who disguises herself as a boy, Osama, to support her family. It was the first film to be shot entirely in Afghanistan since 1996, when the Taliban régime banned the creation of all films. The film is an international co-production between companies in Afghanistan, the Netherlands, Japan, Ireland, and Iran. Although the title of the film highlights an allegorical relevance to Osama bin Laden, there is no further similarity.

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  1. Osamanoun

    Osama Taiym also known as Osama or Sam Time is a prominent novelist most known for the OAIB (Osama American in Bondage) book series. OAIB is an anthology of urban dystopian fictional portrayals.

    Have you read Osama?

    Submitted by JayLynn on March 18, 2022  

  2. Osama

    Osama translates to the Only King of the Land or Place it was the name of the crowned kings of Britain and Ireland and later the UK

    Submitted by anonymous on September 22, 2019  

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  1. omasa

  2. Samoa

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of osama in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of osama in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of osama in a Sentence

  1. Brett Kavanaugh:

    Looking back to the late 1990s, for example, the nation certainly would have been better off if President Clinton could have focused on Osama bin Laden without being distracted by the Paula Jones sexual harassment case and its criminal investigation offshoots.

  2. Michael Flynn:

    I think the narrative was that al Qaeda was on the run, and (Osama) bin Laden was dead ... they're dead and these guys are, we've beaten them.

  3. State John Kerry:

    We are going to defeat Daesh. We always said it will take time, we began our fight against al Qaeda in 2001 and it took us quite a few years before we were able to eliminate Osama bin Laden and the top leadership and neutralize them as an effective force. We hope to do Daesh much faster than that and we think we have an ability to do that.

  4. Nicholas Lewin:

    The defendant worked for years directly and personally for Osama bin Laden, the defendant spent years helping craft al-Qaida's message to the world.

  5. Michael Morell:

    I can't tell you that somebody didn't walk into a station somewhere and say 'I know where Osama bin Laden is.' but I can guarantee you that no one walk in ever provided information that actually led us to Osama bin Laden.

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