Skip to comments.Son of Osama bin Laden Believed Dead
Posted on 08/01/2019 12:11:04 AM PDT by Pontiac
Osama bin Ladens son, Hamza, who was trying to lead an al-Qaida resurgence, is believed dead, according to US reports.
NBC News reported the US had received intelligence that he had died, citing three American officials. The New York Times, quoting two unnamed officials, also reported Hamza bin Laden had been killed sometime over the past two years, and it had taken time to confirm the death.
The report said the US had a hand in the death of the al-Qaida heir, thought to have been aged about 30.
Hamza bin Laden had been seeking to stage attacks on western targets with the aim of restoring al-Qaidas status at the vanguard of extreme jihadist groups, after many years of decline and eclipse by Islamic State. He was thought to have been based in Pakistans tribal areas, along the border with Afghanistan.
Who is Hamza bin Laden? Heir who sought to revive al-Qaida
They were clearly grooming him to be a next generation successor, said Peter Bergen, an al-Qaida expert and director of international security programme at the New America foundation. Ayman al-Zawahiri [al-Qaidas official leader] hasnt been a particularly effective leader. Hes got a sort of charisma deficit. And they were trying to put this guy forward.
(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...
More defective DNA removed from the collective gene pool.
The oldest story in book.
Man at the top feeling threatened by the young charismatic and ambitious upstart, arranges an unfortunate accident.
is Obama gonna read his eulogy? Just curious.
Ho hum, call me when the entire bloodline is removed from the face of the earth.
Will the funeral be a secretive midnight, mid ocean affair?
Good to know.
His death was reportedly sometime within the last two years (i.e., the Trump Administration), but sometime before March of this year.
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