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UNSC Panel deletes Bin Laden''s name from Consolidated List of terrorists.

Less than a week after the US said it

killed Al-Qaida top terrorist Usama Bin Laden in a military operation in

Pakistan, the Security Council's Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee

deleted his name from the Consolidated List of individuals and entities

subject to assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo, it was announced here

in a statement on Thursday.

The statement said Bin Laden "confirmed to have died in Pakistan in May

2011." No specific day was mentioned.

Although US President Barack Obama announced Bin Laden's death to the

American people and the world on May 1st, it is believed that he died one week

earlier.

Usama Muhammed Awad Bin Laden, 53, masterminded the September 11 attacks on

the World Trade Centre and other installations on US soil and elsewhere in the

world.

Bin Laden, believed to be of Yemeni origin, was granted the Afghan

nationality by the Taliban regime after Saudi Arabia, where he was born,

withdrew his Saudi nationality for his involvement in terrorism activities.

The Committee's Consolidated List is updated regularly on the basis of

relevant information provided by Member States and international and regional

organizations.

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