US media has revealed that Hamza, Son of late Osama bin Laden, and chosen heir to the leadership of Al-Qaeda, has been killed.
According to the report, Hamza who has put out audio/ video messages calling for attacks on the United States and other countries, especially to avenge his father’s killing was confirmed dead by US officials.
Though they gave no details of the place or date, two US officials confirmed that he was killed during the last two years in an operation that involved the United States.
Questioned by reporters in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump did not confirm or deny the NBC report.
“I don’t want to comment on it,” he said.
Both reports suggested that bin Laden may have been killed well before the US State Department announced a $1 million bounty on his head in February 2019.
The 15th of Osama bin Laden’s 20 children and a son of his third wife, Hamza, thought to be about 30 years old, was “emerging as a leader in the Al-Qaeda franchise,” the State Department said in announcing the reward.