Hamza bin Laden is believed to be leading global anti-Western jihad.

Hamza bin Laden: Osama bin Laden’s “favorite son”

In documents seized by the US in 2011 during the raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan, Osama bin Laden referred to Hamza bin Laden as his “favorite son”. The former leader of al-Qaeda put a lot of hope in him. Hamza bin Laden, who is believed to be in his thirties, is portrayed as a key leader of al-Qaeda, a terrorist organization founded in 1988 and led by his father, who claimed responsibility for the attacks of 11 September 2001 in the United States, which killed more than 3,000 people.

According to Washington, Hamza bin Laden has been posting audio and video messages on the internet since August 2015. In these videos, he calls for attacks against the United States and its Western allies. He has threatened to launch attacks on the United States in retaliation for the death of his father.

According to experts, Hamza bin Laden is currently heading Ansar Al-Furqan, a terrorist organization that claimed responsibility for the bombing of an oil pipeline in Iran during the 2017-2018 protests, and the suicide bombing in Chabahar, Iran, that killed 2 people and injured close to 50.

A one million dollar reward to find Hamza bin Laden

On February 28, the US State Department promised a reward of up to $ 1 million against any information leading to finding Osama Ben Laden’s son. A few days later, Saudi Arabia announced that it had cancelled Hamza bin Laden’s Saudi citizenship following a royal decree.

Where is Hamza bin Laden hiding?

For now, nobody knows where Hamza bin Laden is. In 2007, the young man got married in Iran, as evidenced by video footage of the ceremony. He is said to have married the daughter of one of the air pilots of the 9/11 attacks.Today, Hamza bin Laden may be hiding in Iran, in Syria or in Afghanistan.

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Omar Hajjar is a journalist based in the UK. An investigative reporter, he has lived in 3 different countries in the Middle East over the past 10 years.

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