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Bin Laden left 29 million dollars in Sudan for ‘jihad’ in handwritten will

A couple of Islamist protesters hold up a poster with a picture of Osama bin Laden that reads, "Man humiliated Americans. He lives benign and died a martyr" during a protest march at the main entrance of the state security headquarters in Cairo May 2, 2013. Egyptian security forces fired tear gas to disperse a small group of hardline Islamist protesters who were attempting to scale the walls of the state security headquarters in a Cairo suburb late Thursday night. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST RELIGION)

Washington: Former Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had millions of dollars stashed in Sudan and wanted most of it to be used to fund ‘jihad’, according to a handwritten will.

In one of the declassified documents, Bin Laden outlines that at least 29 million dollars stashed in Sudan should be apportioned after his death, requesting that most of it be used to continue the global ‘jihad’, reports the Dawn.

The document part of a cache of 113 documents has been described by intelligence officials as Bin Laden’s will.

The documents are mostly dated between 2009 and 2011 and comprise the second cache from the raid to have been declassified.

Osama had set down specific amounts in Saudi riyals and gold that should be apportioned between his mother, a son, a daughter, an uncle, and his uncle’s children and maternal aunts.

Documents seized by US special forces personnel during the 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan have revealed that Al Qaeda leaders were increasingly worried about spies in their group, drones patrolling the skies and secret devices tracking their movements.(ANI)