Hamza Bin Laden, the son of Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has been killed in a counterterrorism operation.
Just three days after the 18th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks, Osama Bin Laden’s son has been killed.
The White House released a statement saying that Hamza bin Laden who was a high-ranking Al Qaeda member,
“was killed in a United States counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region.”
The statement continued;
“The loss of Hamza bin Laden not only deprives Al Qaeda of important leadership skills and the symbolic connection to his father but undermines important operational activities of the group,” the statement continued. “Hamza bin Laden was responsible for planning and dealing with various terrorist groups.”
Many reports surfaced back in July saying that Hamza was dead, however, the White House did not want to release a statement until today (Sept. 14th).
A few months back, former White House director of global engagements did release a statement to FOX saying;
“There may be others who take on leadership roles. It will be a long time if ever, we see someone who can legitimately claim the legacy of a near-mythical figure like Bin Laden. For those engaged in the long fight against extremism, this is a significant symbolic victory.”