Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden (Arabic: أسامة بن محمد بن عوض بن لادن, ʾUsāmah bin Muḥammad bin ʿAwaḍ bin Lādin; March 10, 1957 – c. May 1, 2011) was a member of the wealthy Saudi bin Laden family and the founder of the jihadist terrorist organization al-Qaeda, responsible for the September 11 attacks on the United States and numerous other mass-casualty attacks against civilian and military targets. As a result of his dealings in and advocacy of violent extremist jihad, Osama bin Laden lost his Saudi citizenship and was disowned by his billionaire family.
On May 1, 2011, President Obama announced that bin Laden was killed earlier that day by "a small team of Americans" acting under his direct orders, in a covert operation in Abbottabad, Pakistan, 32 miles (51 km) 'as the crow flies' (or 93 miles by road) north of Islamabad, affirming earlier confirmation by US officials to the media. The site is just a few kilometers from the Pakistan Military Academy in Kakul. DNA from bin Laden's body, compared with DNA samples on record from his dead sister, confirmed bin Laden's identity. The body was recovered by the US military and is in its custody.