WASHINGTON, March 1, 2016 – The U.S. Director of National of Intelligence released the will belonging to terror mastermind Osama Bin Laden along with hundreds of other documents. The four-page will was typed on a computer just prior to his death during a Navy Seal raid on his Pakistani compound.
In his will, Bin Laden claims to have nearly $29 million in personal wealth. In the four-page document he lays out a timeline of attacks carried out by his terrorist organization, beginning with the suicide bombing attack on US Marines in Lebanon in 1983 and ending with the attack on the World Trade Center.
The will also addresses his wives and children.
Within the document, he orders his wives not to remarry and urges his children not to join al-Qaeda or fight on the front-lines. The will was part of a batch of more than 100 documents collected during the 2011 raid that killed bin Laden. The terrorist leader wanted to divide his fortune among his relatives but the majority was to be spent on attacking the west.
The will refers to $29 million in Sudan, intelligence officials do not know where the rest is being kept, whether in cash or property.
The bin Laden will also shows his hope that al-Qaeda would carry on with the mission even after his death. Along with his will, letters detailed his concerned about security as the CIA increased the campaigns of drone strikes and as the 10-year long hunt for him wore on. His letters also show that the threat of death was on his mind as he hid out in Pakistan.
He wrote a letter in 2009 to his father saying,
“If I am to be killed,” “pray for me a lot and give continuous charities in my name, as I will be in great need for support to reach the permanent home.”
He also wrote a letter to the Islamic community praising the progress made in the holy war following 9/11 and of U.S. failings in Afghanistan. He also praised the overthrow and death of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. The documents also include a speech in which bin Laden predicts war between the United States and Iran.
“Its drums are beating in the east and west, about the third world war that the leader of the White House is threatening our region with, and he has specified Iran and its allies,” the undated document says.
He closes out his will by asking the muhadeen to suspend the fight against the Jews and Crusaders and to eliminate defeatists within the ranks.