Donald Trump confirms Osama Bin Laden's son Hamza Bin Laden is dead
On September 14, 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed that bin Laden was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region.
Hamza bin Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden born in 1989 better known as Hamza bin Laden, was a Saudi-born member of al-Qaeda. He was a son of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and, following his death in 2011, was described as an emerging leader within the group.
Hamza was the son of Khairiah Sabar of Saudi Arabia, one of bin Laden's three wives who were living in the Abbottabad compound in Pakistan.
On 28 February 2019, the United States Department of State offered a reward of up to US$1 million for information leading to the identification or location in any country of Hamza bin Laden.
Donald Trump in an interview said "Hamza bin Ladin, the high-ranking al-Qaeda member and son of Osama bin Laden, was killed in a United States counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region''. How and when it was not disclosed by the President.
On July 2008, a poem said to be written by Hamza was made available. In the poem Hamza wrote "Accelerate the destruction of America, Britain, France and Denmark." In response British MP Patrick Mercer dubbed Hamza bin Laden the Crown Prince of Terror.
Hamza bin Laden was implicated in the 2007 assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. However, according to an interrogation of former al-Qaeda spokesman Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Hamza was under house arrest in Iran when Bhutto was assassinated and was not released until 2010.
In July 2016, media reported that he had issued an audio message threatening the United States in revenge for his father's death. In the 21-minute speech entitled "We Are All Osama", he said "We will continue striking you and targeting you in your country and abroad in response to your oppression of the people of Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia and the rest of the Muslim lands that did not survive your oppression," Hamza said. "As for the revenge by the Islamic nation for Sheikh Osama, may Allah have mercy on him, it is not revenge for Osama the person but it is revenge for those who defended Islam."
On 28 February 2019, the United States Department of State offered a reward of up to US$1 million for information leading to the identification or location in any country of Hamza bin Laden. Meanwhile The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced on 1 March 2019 that it had revoked bin Laden's citizenship through a royal decree signed in November 2018.
However, now Donald Trump has confirmed his death on September 14.