Of all of the names that will forever live in infamy, modern day Americans will never forget Osama bin Laden.
Bin Laden, the Saudi Arabian terrorist mastermind behind 9/11 and Al Qaeda, eluded capture for nearly a decade while US forces scoured the Middle East. Afghanistan, Iraq, and eventually Pakistan were painstakingly combed through by the most powerful fighting force that ever existed before the disgraceful scourge was killed in a firefight with SEAL Team Six in 2011.
Of course, the impact of bin Laden’s nefarious work continues today, with terrorism emerging as one of the most prevalent threats to world peace on the planet. There were even concerns that bin Laden’s namesakes would carry the torch for future Al Qaeda members as the 21st century continues to unfold.
According to reports out of the Middle East, however, this doesn’t seem like it will be the case.
The United States has obtained intelligence that the son and potential successor of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Hamza bin Laden, is dead, according to three U.S. officials.
The officials would not provide details of where or when Hamza bin Laden died or if the U.S. played a role in his death. It is unclear if the U.S. has confirmed his death.
Asked by reporters on Wednesday whether the U.S. had intelligence that Hamza is dead, President Donald Trump said, “I don’t want to comment on that.”
Hamza bin Laden’s last known public statement was released by al Qaeda’s media arm in 2018. In that message, he threatened Saudi Arabia and called on the people of the Arabian peninsula to revolt.
In letters obtained during the raid that killed the senior bin Laden, it was believed that Hamza would soon be traveling to Pakistan to reconnect with his father and prepare to take the reins of the intentional terror outfit.
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