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Osama Bin Laden’s last wish, according to his will, was that his wives not remarry and his children not join al-Qaida.

Al-Anbaa, a Kuwaiti newspaper, reported on Tuesday that the will, marked “private and confidential” was dated 14 December 2001, three months after the 9/11 attacks when US forces were hunting him in Afghanistan.

The four-page document, written on a computer and signed by “your brother Abu Abdullah Osama Muhammad Bin Laden”, predicted that he would be killed by the “treachery” of those around him.

Al-Anbaa does not reveal how it obtained the will or how it was able to authenticate it.

In the document, Bin Laden lists the assault on New York’s twin towers in a sequence beginning with the suicide bombing attack on US marines in Lebanon in 1983, the killing of 19 US marines serving as UN peacekeepers in Somalia in 1993, and the bombing of the US embassy in Nairobi in 1998.

But its most striking feature is that he orders his wives not to remarry and his children not to join al-Qaida or go to “the front”. He expresses regret to his children for not having spent enough time with them because of his devotion to jihad. guardian

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