Choices made by bin Laden.
Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden is born, or more commonly known as Osama bin Laden or simply bin Laden.
bin Laden supported volunteering Arabs to fight against the Soviets
6 were killed, including 5 americans. a further 60 were wounded.
bin Laden issues a fatwa against all USA military personnel, and all of their allies.
two truck bombings at USA embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing 224 people,including 12 Americans.
seventeen American soldiers killed.
Hijacked planes destroy the Twin Towers of New York's World Trade Centre and target the Pentagon, killing nearly 3,000. President George W Bush says he is wanted "dead or alive"
18-minute video sent to al-Jazeera in which Bin Laden claims credit for the first time for orchestrating 9/11 and attacks Bush days before US presidential election. Claims inspiration for attack was Israeli aircraft bombing tower blocks in the Lebanon in 1982
2010, March Bin Laden claims in taped message that al-Qaida will kill any American prisoners if the US executes September 11 planner Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
Bin Laden says in taped message that French hostages held in Niger will not be freed unless France pulls troops out of all Muslim lands
Barack Obama announces Bin Laden has been killed in Pakistan
Things that happened out of Osama's control, things he did not choose.
Awad bin Laden, Osama's billionaire father, dies.
Al-Jazeera praises Al-Qaida's attack on the twin towers and how they 'changed the course of history.
Al-Qaida claims responsibility for three suicide car bombs at the Mombasa Paradise resort hotel, killing 15 and wounding 80