In his last will and testament, bin Laden wanted fortune used 'on jihad'

Catherine Herridge reports from Washington, D.C.


In his last will and testament, Al Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden claimed he had about $29 million in personal wealth -- the bulk of which he wanted to be used "on jihad, for the sake of Allah."

The will was released Tuesday in a batch of more than 100 documents seized in a May 2011 raid that killed bin Laden at his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The Al Qaeda leader planned to divide his fortune among his relatives, but wanted most of it spent to conduct the work of the Islamic extremist terror network behind the Sept. 11 attacks.

The documents were declassified and made public after a lengthy review by government agencies.

The first materials were released in May 2015.