UNSC Sanctions Committee Blacklists Osama Bin Laden’s Son Expected To Succeed Al-Zawahiri As Al Qaida Leader 

Swarajya Staff

Mar 03, 2019, 01:32 PM | Updated 01:32 PM IST

Hamza bin Laden, son of Osama bin Laden (pic via Twitter)
Hamza bin Laden, son of Osama bin Laden (pic via Twitter)

Hamza bin Laden, the son of the terrorist organisation Al- Qaida chief Osama Bin Laden, has been included by the United Nations Security Council under its sanctions list, subjecting him to travel ban, assets freeze and arms embargo, reports Indian Express.

The UN Security Council’s 1267 ISIS and Al Qaida Sanctions Committee listed Hamza bin Laden on 28 February, the same day the US declared a reward of up to one million dollars for information about him.

Declaring that the Saudi Arabia-born Hamza bin Laden is an official member of Al Qaida, the security council press release reportedly said that Hamza bin Laden “has called for followers of Al-Qaida to commit terror attacks. He is seen as the most probable successor of al-Zawahiri”.

The assets freeze called upon by the sanctions committee requires the member nations to freeze the funds without any delay and other financial assets or economic resources of designated individuals and entities.

Similarly, under the arms embargo, all states are required to prevent the supply, sale and transfer of arms from their territories or by their nationals outside their territories.

The US State Department’s Rewards for Justice Program had earlier declared a reward for up to $1 million for information leading to his identification or location in any country, saying he is emerging as a leader in the Al Qaida franchise.

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