Hamza bin Laden, the son of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has died, NBC News reported on Wednesday.
Citing three US officials, the report said the United States had received reports that the son and potential successor of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden Hamza were dead. Hamza bin Laden had received a $ 1 million bonus for his capture by America in February.
It is unclear whether the United States has confirmed his death. The three officials did not specify where and when Hamza Bin Laden died or whether the United States played a role in his death, reported NBC News.
In his latest public statement known in 2018, published by the media wing of al-Qaeda, he threatened Saudi Arabia and called on the people of the Arabian Peninsula to revolt.
According to the international organization, Hamza Bin Laden played a leading role in Al-Qaeda, the group behind the 9/11 attacks.
The US Navy SEALS killed Osama Bin Laden, leader of Al Qaeda, in a 2011 raid on his Abbottabad compound in Pakistan. Hamza had escaped the attack in which his father and brother Khalid had been killed.
Hamza, 29, was the son of Khairiah Sabar of Saudi Arabia, one of the three bin Laden women who lived in the compound of Abbottabad. Pakistani intelligence services questioned Osama bin Laden's survivors after the raid on the Abbottabad compound revealed that Hamza was the only missing person. He was not among those killed or injured.
In a letter confiscated during the operation, written by bin Laden and addressed to his "chief of staff", Atiyah Abd al-Rahman revealed that Hamza had not been captured or killed during the operation. operation because he was not even present in Abbottabad. Letters from the compound also confirmed that Osama was apparently preparing Hamza to become his heir, following the death of Hamza's older brother, Saad, in a 2009 US drone.
Hamza bin Laden was involved in the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007. In July 2016, the media announced that he had issued an audio message threatening the United States to seek revenge for the death of his father.