Osama Bin Laden's family tree

Since the US raid on Osama Bin Laden's compound in Pakistan on 2 May, three of his wives and an unspecified number of his children have been detained by Pakistani authorities. This graphic highlights some details about the complex family network and its suspected links with al-Qaeda.

Infographic: Showing Osama Bin Laden relationship with 5 wives and at least 20 children, between 1970 and his death in 2011

As Osama Bin Laden spent years on the run, it appears he kept his family close to him.

Although separated and divorced from two wives, three others were living with him in the Abbotabad compound where he died.

Amal al-Sadah was reportedly shot in the leg as she rushed at US special forces who stormed her bedroom. Pakistani authorities are now holding Amal al-Sadah, as well as Bin Laden's two other wives, Khairiah Sabar, and Siham Sabar, and a number of their children.

Bin Laden's fourth son, Omar, has repeatedly distanced himself from his father's ideology and married a British woman in 2006.

But two of Bin Laden's other sons, Saad and Hamza, are believed to be following in their father's footsteps as al-Qaeda operatives. Both their whereabouts are unknown.

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