The United States announced on Thursday it is granting a reward of up to $ 1 million to provide information about Hamza Bin Laden, presented as a “key leader” of Al-Qaida, AFP informs.
Considered his favorite son and even the successor to Osama Bin Laden, the founder of the terrorist network behind the September 11, 2001 attacks, Hamza is already on the blacklist of US authorities accused of terrorism.
According to the State Department, which promises this reward in exchange for information “to identify or locate it, no matter where it is”, Hamsa is a “budding leader” of the Al-Qaeda terrorist network.
“In August 2015 at least he published audio and video messages on the Internet demanding the launch of attacks against the US and its Western allies and threatened to attack the US to avenge the death of his father killed in May 2011 by soldiers Americans, “the State Department statement said.
According to experts in Islamist groups, the young man, aged about thirty years old, leads the Ansar al-Furqan group, which has been attracting Syria for the most dubious fighters of Al-Qaida or the Islamic state-based jihadist organization for several months.
Hamza Bin Laden is often considered “the heir prince of jihad”. Documents, including letters revealed by AFP in May 2015, indicate that Osama Bin Laden considers him his successor in the forefront of anti-Western world jihad.
In the Jihadist leader’s archives, seized in 2011 on the occasion of the American raid in which he was killed in Pakistan and made public by the CIA in late 2017, there is also a videotaped of the marriage of his son Hamsa, which he seems to have had place in Iran, and which represent the first images of it in adulthood.
But it is not known whether he is currently in Iran, Syria or Afghanistan.