Hamza Bin Laden has now confirmed to be dead after a bombing raid along the Afghanistan/Pakistan border.
Bin Laden was the heir apparent of his father. Al Qaeda was counting on him to take control and to provide them with leadership and guidance.
The announcement of his death comes just 3 days after the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
FOX News reports:
Bin Laden’s son Hamza was killed in counterterrorism operation, President Trump confirms
President Trump has confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, the son of former Al Qaeda leader and 9/11 mastermind Usama bin Laden, has been killed.
In a statement released by the White House on Saturday morning, three days after the 18th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks, President Trump said Hamza, a high-ranking Al Qaeda member, “was killed in a United States counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region.”
“The loss of Hamza bin Laden not only deprives Al Qaeda of important leadership skills and the symbolic connection to his father but undermines important operational activities of the group,” the statement continued. “Hamza bin Laden was responsible for planning and dealing with various terrorist groups.”
It was unclear when the operation took place. The White House statement gave no further details.
See the tweets below for more:
US kills another bin Laden. From the White House: pic.twitter.com/wNOdnxjV4Y
— Byron York (@ByronYork) September 14, 2019
White House makes it official, with Trump statement that Hamza bin Laden, Osama’s son, was killed in an air strike. First reported in July. pic.twitter.com/dHyHIDoG18
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) September 14, 2019
BREAKING: The .@WhiteHouse confirms the U.S. military has killed one of Osama bin Laden’s son, Hamza in a counterterrorism operation.
— Ryan Chatterjee (@RyanChatterjee) September 14, 2019