The U.S. is still trying to catch bin Laden

The US is offering $1 million for those who can help capture Osama bin Laden's son, who is now the leader of al-Qaeda.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
March 1, 2019 05:57
A propaganda video release by Hamza Osama bin Laden calling for lone-wolf attacks

A propaganda video release by Hamza Osama bin Laden calling for lone-wolf attacks. (photo credit: screenshot)

 
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The US government is offering a $1 million reward in return for help in finding the son of Osama bin Laden, the former head of al-Qaeda and mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks, according to a report in Israel's Mako news.

Hamza bin Laden has himself become a leader of the terror organization. In 2017, he became a priority target in the fight against global terror. He has released audio recordings and videos over the years calling for attacks against the US and its citizens.

According to the Independent, one of Hamza's messages welcomed the Syrian civil war, and called on Syrian jihadist groups to unite and "liberate Palestine."

The elder bin Laden was killed by US special forces in Pakistan in May 2011. Hamza was not present at his father's compound.


When Donald Trump took office as president, the US executed a series of targeted attacks on senior members of al-Qaeda and its offshoot ISIS. At the beginning of 2017, al-Qaeda's second-in-command, Abu al-Khayr al-Masri, was killed in an American drone strike.



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