Trump Confirms Death of Osama Bin Laden’s Son and Al-Qaeda Heir Hamza bin Laden in US Anti-Terror Operation

US media reported at the beginning of August that bin Laden was killed during the last two years in an operation that involved the US. But Trump and other senior officials so far had refused to confirm or deny it publicly.

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Trump confirms, Osama bin Laden’s son killed in counter-terror operation

US President Donald Trump on Saturday confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, the son of Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, was killed in a counter-terrorism operation along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Though it is still not clear when he was killed. Trump in a statement said, “The loss of Hamza bin Laden not only deprives al-Qaeda of important leadership skills and the symbolic connection to his father but undermines important operational activities of the group”. The 30-year-old is the 15th son of Osama bin Laden’s 20 children and was seen as the heir to the al-Qaeda terror network.

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