Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza killed in US airstrikes, White House confirms

United States President Donald Trump confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, was killed in an American counter-terrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region.

Written by September 14, 2019 20:01

New Delhi: Hamza bin Laden, son of slain terrorist Osama bin Laden, was today killed in an US anti-terror operation reportedly on Pakistan Afghanistan border.

Hamza Laden was himself a dreaded terrorist and was seen as heir of Al Qaeda. In last few years, he planned several operations with other terror groups.

White House confirms Hamza killing

United States President Donald Trump confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, was killed in an American counter-terrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region.

“Hamza bin Ladin, the high-ranking Al Qaeda member and son of Osama bin Ladin, was killed in a United States counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region,” Trump said in a statement.

However, the US President did not specify the exact place where Hamza was killed and under what circumstances.

Hamza’s last known public statement was released by Al Qaeda’s media arm in 2018. In that message, he had threatened Saudi Arabia and called on the people of the Arabian peninsula to revolt.

Saudi Arabia stripped him of his citizenship in March this year.