Reward offered for capture of Osama bin Laden's son

  • 02/03/2019
Hamza bin Laden.
Hamza bin Laden. Photo credit: US State Department

The US government is offering US$1 million for help tracking down the son of the late terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.

A State Department notice said the reward will be paid for help locating Hamza bin Laden in any country as part of its 'rewards for justice' program.

Meanwhile Saudi Arabia announced Friday it had revoked the citizenship of Hamza bin Laden, who has become an increasingly prominent figure in the terror network.

Saudi Arabia revoked his citizenship via a royal decree in November, a notice published Friday by the kingdom's official gazette said.

There was no explanation why the order was only becoming public now.

However, the announcement came after the US government offered the US$1 million reward for information leading to his capture.

Osama Bin Laden's son has emerged as a leader of the al-Qaeda terrorist group. His father was killed in a US military raid in Pakistan in May 2011.

Hamza was named a 'specially designated global terrorist' in January 2017. He has released audio and video messages calling for attacks against the US and its allies.

Al-Qaeda was responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US and a host of other assaults against Western interests.

APTN

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