Washington – Documents written by Osama bin Laden have been declassified on Tuesday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Among the documents were what it was later described as a will, personal letters and warnings to countries including the United States.
Al Qaeda leader outlined in the will how at least $29 millions of his funds and possessions should be apportioned after his death, requesting that most of it be used to continue global jihad, as reported by Reuters.
In the will, dated from the 1990s, bin Laden said he had the amount in Sudan. He expressed his wishes for the money to be used on “jihad for the sake of Allah,” while also directing a much smaller amount to various family members. The whereabout of the money is still unknown.
Bin Laden lived in Sudan for over 5 years and was later asked to leave in May 1996 by the then-Islamic fundamentalist government under continuing pressure from the U.S.
The documents were recovered during May 2011 raid on bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, which resulted in his death. Many documents have been declassified in May 2015 but there is still a large number to be released.
Others document also provided a glimpse of the terrorist thoughts during his final years, and the struggle to keep Al Qaeda’s main branch and its offshoots in line and focused as U.S drone strikes killed the group’s senior leaders and endangered its foot soldiers, according to Boston Globe.
The fear of been track
Among the documents, there was a letter where Bin Laden warns that a suitcase used to deliver a ransom could contain a tracking device. In other written document, there is a talk of men coming from Qatar with GPS devices and a map of Afghanistan.
They were accompanied by a Qatari diplomat, the letter said, who left three days later due to a need for diabetes medication. The departure appears to have made the Al Qaeda members suspicious and one militant, identified as Abu Umamah, “smashed it with a hammer,” the letter’s author added.
Other documents expressed the terrorist’s struggle to impose bureaucratic uniformity across his terrorist network. An organized structure was represented in the letter, which was named “chief of staff committee” and described as the group of officers and personnel qualified to work with military commanders