Brother of Bin Laden dies in Saudi Arabia
The family of Osama bin Laden has announced the death of one of the terror mastermind's brothers.world Updated: Sep 13, 2009 19:07 IST
The family of Osama bin Laden has announced the death of one of the terror mastermind's brothers.
In a full-page notice on Sunday in Al-Riyadh newspaper, the family said Thabet bin Laden passed away and the funeral is scheduled that afternoon in the holy city of Mecca.
The notice said he died yesterday but did not give the cause of death or his age.
Thabet bin Laden was one of 54 children born to Mohammed bin Laden, a poor Yemeni immigrant who started the family contracting business in the 1930s that grew into a multimillion-dollar construction empire.
The bin Laden family disavowed any links with Osama bin Laden in 1994, when Saudi Arabia stripped him of his citizenship after he called for the overthrow of the royal family.