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Osama Bin Laden's son urges Jihadis to attack US and allies in audio message

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 16 August 2015, 17:43 IST

Osama Bin Laden's son, Hamza Bin Laden released an audio message on 14 August, urging al-Qaeda supporters to attack Washington, DC, London Paris and Tel-Aviv.

SITE Intelligence Group Director Rita Katz revealed the information on Twitter. She felt this video is an attempt to revive the al-Qaeda brand.

She also shared information on Hamza's background. According to intelligence sources, the young Bin Laden lived with his father through his childhood. Photos from after 9/11 show Hamza reading a poem to adult Jihadis.

Katz noted that Hamza, while mentioning different Jihadi outfits, did not mention ISIS or any of its leaders. It is believed the video was shot before June 2015, as Hamza pledges to Mullah Omar and sent "special greeting" to Wahayshi -who died in April and June respectively.

Hamza had escaped the 2011 attack on Osama Bin Laden's compound in Pakistan, along with a few others. Earlier this month, his aunt, uncle and his step-grandmother were killed in a plane crash in England.

First published: 16 August 2015, 17:43 IST
 
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