Kuwait City, May 4: Osama Bin Laden did not want his children to join Al-Qaeda, according to a Kuwait City-based newspaper, Al Anbaa citing his last will and testament.
In a four-page document dated 14 December 2001, written on a computer and signed "Your Brother Abu Abdullah Osama Muhammad Bin Laden,” the late Al- Qaeda leader predicted he would be killed as a result of a "betrayal" and ordered his wives to not remarry.
He prohibited his children from taking part in his terrorist organisation and from "going to the front," the newspaper said.
Various reports say Bin Laden fathered between 12 and 26 children and married four women.
The Kuwaiti newspaper, Al Anbaa reportedly obtained what it claims is Osama bin Laden's will, written on December 14, 2001, three months after the 9/11 attacks, when he was on the run from the US in Afghanistan
In the will, Bin Laden takes credit for most of his achievements in terrorism, culminating in the 9/11 attacks. He also orders his wives not to re-marry after his death.
According to reports, the four-page document was typed out on a computer and signed, "your brother Abu Abdullah Osama Muhammad Bin Laden". In his letter, Bin Laden is said to have predicted that he would be killed by the "treachery" of those around him.
According to the Al-Anbaa newspaper, the document 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 the most surprising part of the will is that Osama bin Laden asked his children not to join al-Qaida or join the front in the war against the West. Instead he expresses regret to his children for not having spent enough time with them because he was too busy working at his jihad.