Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, in a letter, wanted his family to continue funding the jihadi activities. In one of the letters, written by him, he said, “I hope for my brothers, sisters and maternal aunts to obey my will and to spend all the money that I have left in Sudan on jihad, for the sake of Allah.”
According to the officials of US intelligence, the leader of al Qaeda – the organisation which claimed responsibility for the September 11 attacks in which over 3,000 people were killed in the New York city – wanted to spend at least $29 million dollars on jihad. Of which, one per cent, he wanted, to be given to the senior al Qaeda militant Mahfouz Ould al-Walid.
Osama, the founder of al Qaeda, lived in Sudan for 5 years as an official guest until 1996. Under the pressure of the United States, the fundamentalist’s government asked the leader to leave the country.