Advertisement
World & Nation

White House says bin Laden son killed in US operation

Hamza bin Laden, son of the late Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden
The White House said Hamza bin Laden, son of the late Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has been killed in a U.S. counter-terrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region.
(CIA via Associated Press)

The White House says Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al-Qaida leader who had become an increasingly prominent figure in the terrorist organization, has been killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region.

A White House statement gives no further details, such as when Hamza bin Laden was killed or how the United States confirmed his death.

The statement says Hamza bin Laden’s death “not only deprives al-Qaida of important leadership skills and the symbolic connection to his father, but undermines important operational activities of the group.”

As leader of al-Qaida, Osama bin Laden and others plotted the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. U.S. Navy SEALs killed him in a raid on a house in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in 2011.

Advertisement


Newsletter
Get our Today's Headlines newsletter
Advertisement