Friday, October 29, 2004

Key facts about Osama bin Laden | CNET

Key facts about Osama bin Laden | CNET News.comThe following are some facts about bin Laden:

• Born in 1957 in Saudi Arabia, the 17th of 57 children, bin Laden made his name fighting with Arab volunteers against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s.

• Part of a family made rich by the Saudi oil boom, bin Laden gained a degree in civil engineering. Some reports say in his student days he could be found in flashy Beirut nightclubs, a free-spender and heavy drinker, fighting over dancers and bar girls.

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