Last updated on September 14, 2019
US President Donald Trump on Saturday verified that Hamza bin Laden, the son and designated heir of Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, was murdered in a counter-terrorism surgery across the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.
“The reduction of Hamza bin Laden not only borrows Al-Qaeda of significant leadership abilities along with the symbolic link to his dad but undermines significant operational activities of this team,” Trump said in a statement issued from the White House.
US media reported in early August, citing intelligence officers, the younger Bin Laden was murdered sometime in the previous couple of years in a surgery that included the USA.
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper affirmed the departure later a month, stating that it was”his understanding” that Bin Laden was dead, but Trump along with other senior officials hadn’t publicly confirmed the information.
The 15th of Osama bin Laden’s 20 kids along with a boy of his third wife, Hamza, considered to be approximately 30 years old, was”emerging as a pioneer in the Al-Qaeda franchise,” the State Department said in announcing a $1 million bounty on his mind in February 2019 — maybe after his real departure.