HAMZA bin Laden was the son of Al-Qaida Osama bin Laden.
He was reportedly killed in 2019 in an airstrike – just five months after a million dollar reward was offered for his capture.
Who was Hamza bin Laden?
The 30-year-old was the son of infamous terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.
Nicknamed the “Crown Prince of Jihad”, he was to take over the leadership of his father’s al-Qaeda.
Hamza was the son of one of Osama’s three surviving wives, Khairiah Sabar, who was locked up with her husband in the Abbottabad compound in Pakistan when he was shot.
He disappeared from the walled house near a Pakistani military base just weeks before the dramatic Black Ops raid that killed his father.
He continued to spread hatred online – making several public statements calling on deformed jihadists to wage war on civilians in Western cities.
The terrorist was seen as a key deputy to the current al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.
It is claimed that he died in the secret coup of the US government.
How did he die?
Overnight, NBC reported confirmation from three U.S. officials that the 30-year-old had died, claiming he was killed in an airstrike.
The terrorist leader was in hiding in Pakistan, Afghanistan or possibly Iran – where he was reportedly under house arrest.
Anonymous US officials have yet to provide details of where Hamza bin Laden died, or whether the United States was involved in his death.
However, New York Times sources said the US government played a role in the operation that killed him.
Is the US government involved?
Hamza’s death comes after the US State Department announced a bounty for the terrorist chief in February.
In a State Department briefing, Hamza was described as an “emerging leader” of Al Qaeda after calling for attacks on the West.
It has been claimed that he called for revenge specifically for the murder of his father Osama – a mastermind of the 9/11 atrocity.
The briefing added: âHamza bin Laden is the son of the late former al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and is emerging as a leader of the al-Qaida franchise.
âHe broadcast audio and video messages over the Internet, calling on his supporters to launch attacks against the United States and its Western allies.
A State Department spokesperson declined to comment on the incident.
When was the last time he spoke in public?
Hamza bin Laden’s last public statement took place through Al Qaeda’s public relations department in 2018.
In August 2018, it was revealed that Hamza had married the daughter of Mohammed Atta – the main hijacker in the September 11 terrorist attacks.
She died in 2020, following reports from the New York Times that she was allegedly killed in Iran alongside her father. This has been repeatedly denied by Iranian officials.
Who was Osama bin Laden?
Osama bin Laden has already been named the world’s most wanted man after plotting the September 11 attacks on the United States in 2001 – which killed nearly 3,000 people.
The al-Qaeda leader was found in the Abbottabad compound almost ten years later and killed in a blow to the US Navy SEALS on May 2, 2011, at the age of 54.
His body was later buried at sea.
Speaking at the time, US President Barack Obama said: âGiven the uncertainty and volatility of the current situation, US citizens in areas where recent events could provoke anti-US violence are strongly urged to limit their travel outside their homes and hotels and to avoid mass gatherings and demonstrations. “
Hundreds of Americans have been photographed chanting “USA! USA!” outside the White House celebrating the death of Bin Laden the night the news broke.
The State Department briefing added: âOn January 5, 2017, the State Department designated Hamza bin Laden as a specially designated global terrorist under Executive Order 13224.
“As a result of the designation, all of Hamza bin Laden’s assets based in the United States or in the possession or control of American persons are frozen, and American persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with him.” . “