The United States offers a reward of up to $1 million for information regarding one of the sons of the former Al-Qaeda leader, Osama Bin Laden.
Hamza bin Laden is about to become the leader of the Al-Qaeda terrorist group according to U.S. officials who suspect that he is now nearby the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
In the last few years Hamza bin Laden published audio and video clips asking his supporters to attack the United States and its allies as retaliation for killing his father.
Osama Bin Laden was killed by U.S. special forces in 2011 in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Osama bin Laden was the mastermind behind the 9/11 2001 terrorist attacks in which almost 3000 people lost their lives.
Hamza bin laden, believed to be in his 30’s, was officially labeled a terrorist by the U.S. Government two years ago. The State Department claims Hamza got married to the daughter of Mohammed Atta, the man who hijacked one of the four commercial planes used in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Atta crashed the plane into one of the World Trade Center towers in New York City.
Letters sent by Osama Bin Laden and found by U.S. special forces show that he was preparing his won Hamza to become the next leader of Al-Qaeda.
Hamza bin Laden spent some years with his mother in Iran, where the wedding also took place, while other information suggests that he lived in Pakistan, Syria or Afghanistan.
“We think that he is somewhere on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan and he will pass into Iran.” Michael Evanoff said, assistant secretary for Diplomatic Security.
The United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001 and brought down the Taliban regime who provided shelter for Al-Qaeda. In the last few years Al-Qaeda was put on the sidelines by ISIS, an organization that committed many terrorist attacks in the West.
“Al-Qaeda was relatively quiet lately but this is nothing more than a strategic break” Nathan Sales said, who serves as the Coordinator for Counterterrorism in the United States.
Nathan Sales also said that today Al-Qaeda is not stationary, the organization is rebuilding and continues to threatens the United States and its allies. Sales also believes that Al-Qaeda still has the ability and intention of doing harm.