U.S. intel says that Osama bin Laden’s son, heir, and a potential leader of al-Qaeda, Hamza bin Laden, is dead.
NBC News, citing three U.S. officials, reported his death. The officials wouldn’t confirm how or where he died or if the U.S. government played any role in his death.
The State Department had offered to pay up to $1 million for information leading to his whereabouts.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 31, 2019
The United States has obtained intelligence that the son and potential successor of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Hamza bin Laden, is dead, according to three U.S. officials.
The officials would not provide details of where or when Hamza bin Laden died or if the U.S. played a role in his death. It is unclear if the U.S. has confirmed his death.
Hamza bin Laden’s last known public statement was released by al Qaeda’s media arm in 2018. In that, he threatened Saudi Arabia and called on the people of the Arabian peninsula to revolt.
Hamza bin Laden is believed to have been born around 1989. His father moved to Afghanistan in 1996 and declared war against the U.S. Hamza went with him and appeared in al Qaeda propaganda videos. As leader of al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden oversaw operations against Western targets that culminated in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York’s World Trade Center and on the Pentagon. More
Finally, we’re reuniting a family that was separated.
Isn’t there like 18 sons?
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If Trump tweets in support of this we can watch the dems defend Al Qaeda
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Have they dumped him in an ocean yet?
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