A fortune of around $29m was left by Osama bin Laden upon his death, his will shows.
The will is one of the documents that the US media was provided with on Tuesday. It was seized during the US assault in Abbotabad, Pakistan.
In the will, he urges the family to obey it and use the inheritance in supporting jihad activities for the “sake of Allah.”
In a different letter, Osama asks his father to protect his children and wife in the event of his death.
That message let’s know that Osama was aware that there were high risks of him being killed.
He wrote that if he dies without being killed, they should continue to pray for him and give charities in his name as that would help him reach his permanent home.
Bin Laden referred to the money to have been in Sudan. However, there is certainty in what form the money was i.e. assets or cash. It is also not known whether the money found its way to the heirs.
In the 1990s, Osama lived in Sudan for five years. He was a guest of the government.
In some other letters, he analyzes the progress that the West has made on war on terror as well as the US military operations in Afghanistan.
He writes that “they thought the war would be an easy one and would be finished in a few weeks if not days.”
He urges his group to be patient and that they will be victorious.
Bin Laden’s death happened in May 2011 when the US Special Forces raided his Abbotabad compound in Pakistan.
After his death, former second in command to al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, took over the leadership.