Bin Laden’s Son Threatens to Avenge his Father’s Assassination
The son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has threatened revenge against the United States for assassinating his father, according to an audio message posted online.
In the 21-minute speech, “We Are All Osama,” Hamza bin Laden has promised to continue the global militant group’s fight against the United States and its allies, according to SITE Intelligence Group.
Osama bin Laden was killed at his Pakistani hideout by US commandos in 2011 in a major blow to the militant group which carried out the 9/11 attacks in 2001.
Documents recovered from bin Laden’s compound, which were published by the United States last year alleged that his aides tried to reunite the militant leader with Hamza, who had been held under house arrest in Iran.
Hamza, now in his mid-twenties, was at his father’s side in Afghanistan before the 9/11 attacks and spent time with him in Pakistan.
Introduced by the organisation’s new chief Ayman al-Zawahiri in an audio message last year, Hamza’s is a younger voice for the group whose ageing leaders have struggled to inspire militants around the world.