U.S President Confirms Killing of Osama Bin Laden’s Son
The son of Osama bin Laden has been killed in a US counter-terrorism operation, President Donald Trump has confirmed.
An official statement from the White House said: “Hamza bin Ladin, the high-ranking al-Qa’ida member and son of Usama bin Ladin, was killed in a United States counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region.
“The loss of Hamza bin Ladin not only deprives al-Qa’ida of important leadership skills and the symbolic connection to his father, but undermines important operational activities of the group.
Here is what we know about the man who had been chosen to be leader of the terrorist group.
“Hamza bin Ladin was responsible for planning and dealing with various terrorist groups.”
The high-ranking al Qaeda figure was rumoured to have been killed in August.
The New York Times reported it had spoken to two officials who confirmed his death and said the US had played a role in the operation “but it was not clear how”.
When asked about the claims at the time, President Trump declined to comment.