The United States on Thursday (28 February) offered up to $1 million of reward for information on Hamza Bin Laden, son of deceased former Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.
The location of Hamza has been the subject of speculation for years with reports of him living in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria or under house arrest in Iran, reports Hindustan Times.
“Hamza bin Laden is the son of deceased former AQ leader Osama bin Laden and is emerging as a leader in the AQ franchise,” a US State Department statement said, referring to Al-Qaeda.
The US state department said that it would offer $1 million for information leading to the identification or location in any country of Hamza Bin Laden.
“Since at least August 2015, he (Hamza Bin Laden) has released audio and video messages on the Internet calling on his followers to launch attacks against the United States and its Western allies, and he has threatened attacks against the United States in revenge for the May 2011 killing of his father by U.S. service members,” said the statement.
The US special forces has in May 2011 killed Osama Bin Laden near Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad.
Earlier, the US State Department, on 5 January 2017, had declared Hamza bin Laden as a specially designated global terrorist.
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