The United States has just placed a $1 million for information on the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden’s son, Hamza bin Laden, who has been declared wanted.
The US is hunting for the son of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who is said to be emerging as a leader in the al Qaeda terror network.
“He has released audio and video messages on the Internet, calling on his followers to launch attacks against the United States and its Western allies, and he has threatened attacks against the United States in revenge for the May 2011 killing of his father by US military forces,” it said in a statement.
The State Department said when his father was killed, items seized from his hiding place in Pakistan indicated he was grooming Hamza bin Laden to replace him as the leader of the terror group. The younger bin Laden is married to the daughter of the lead hijacker in the September 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, the State Department said.
The $1 million reward for information on his movement was made known in a Tweet which read;
WANTED. Up to $1 million for information on Hamza bin Laden, an emerging al-Qa’ida leader. Hamza is son of Usama bin Laden and has threatened attacks against the United States and allies. Relocation possible. Submit a tip, get paid
WANTED. Up to $1 million for information on Hamza bin Laden, an emerging al-Qa'ida leader. Hamza is son of Usama bin Laden and has threatened attacks against the United States and allies. Relocation possible. Submit a tip, get paid. https://t.co/LtBVhsrwTc #RFJ pic.twitter.com/gmx5hkoSzQ
— Rewards for Justice (@Rewards4Justice) February 28, 2019
As American officials hunt him down, United Nations member states are required to freeze Hamza bin Laden’s assets, and comply with a travel ban and arms embargo, according to the State Department bureau of counterterrorism. US officials estimate Hamza bin Laden is between ages 30 and 33.
Al Qaeda was responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. and other notorious actions.