American media reported that Hamza bin Laden, the son of the founder of the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda * Osama bin Laden, who was killed in May 2011 in Pakistan, is also dead.
The American press refers to unnamed sources in the US administration that have received documentary evidence of his death. Now the White House is convinced that Hamza bin Laden was indeed killed as a result of the operation in which the United States took part, writes NBC News .
The newspaper The New York Times reports that a certain role in this was played by US intelligence, and the operation was carried out already under the administration of the current US president Donald Trump. When exactly this happened, it is not specified, but Trump’s inauguration took place in January 2017. Thus, the operation to eliminate the youngest son of bin Laden was carried out over the past two years, but until recently there was no convincing evidence that he was really dead.
– Bin Laden’s son was married to the daughter of the September 11 terrorist attacker
– “Grandfather of Afghan suicide bombers,” founder of the underground and bin Laden’s friend died “retired”
Earlier this year, the US Department of State characterized Hamza bin Laden, who was supposedly thirty-odd years old, as his father’s “emerging” successor in the al-Qaeda * terrorist group. For information that would lead to the capture of bin Laden, the United States, appointed a reward of $ 1 million. According to US media, at the time of the announcement of the reward, the liquidation operation had already been carried out, but Washington was not sure that Hamza bin Laden was killed. With the help of remuneration, the United States expected to receive confirmation of this.
The decision to provide a monetary reward was made after Hamza bin Laden began to post audio and video materials on the Internet urging his father’s followers to wage war against Washington, London, Paris and Tel Aviv. He called it revenge for the murder of his father. Soon, he took one of the key places in the al-Qaeda hierarchy * – on the right hand of its aging leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.
By Wednesday, the White House press service distributed a transcript of Donald Trump’s speech, in which the US president refused to confirm to journalists whether the information about the death of Hamza bin Laden is correct. “I do not want to comment on this,” Trump quotes Trump as he told reporters before meeting with Mongolian President Haltmaagii Battulga, who is visiting the United States.
In total, Osama bin Laden had three sons from Khairiya Sabar, who lived with her husband in a complex in Abbottabad, not far from a large Pakistani military base when he was killed. One of the sons was killed during the operation to capture his father, and the third son of the former head of al-Qaeda * was not involved in terrorist activities.
According to the official Saudi newspaper Um al-Qur, Saudi Arabia, where Hamza bin Laden was born, stripped him of his citizenship.
Osama bin Laden was destroyed by US special forces in Pakistan on May 2, 2011. The order to carry out this operation was given by Barack Obama, who at that time was the president of the United States.