The United States offered 1 million dollar reward on the son of late Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on Thursday to those who would give information about his location.
US considered Osama bin Laden’s son as an emerging face of extremism and a key leader of the Islamist militant group.
The State Department of US said, 'Rewards for Justice Program is offering reward of up to 1 million US dollars for information leading to identification or location in any country, of al-Qa’ida leader Hamza bin Laden, son of deceased Osama bin Laden.'
MT Evanoff, Asst Secy for Diplomatic Security, US Dept of State: Rewards for Justice Program is offering reward of up to 1 million US dollars for information leading to identification or location in any country, of al-Qa’ida leader Hamza bin Laden, son of deceased Osama bin Laden pic.twitter.com/HRWIFgxwi1— ANI (@ANI) February 28, 2019
Michael T. Evanoff, Asst Secy for (DS),US Dept of State on ‘New Tools to Counter al-Qa’ida&Its Future Leadership’: Today’s announcement demonstrates United States’ resolve to use all its available tools to counter-terrorism&hold al-Qa’ida&its leaders accountable for their actions pic.twitter.com/EsXpWs7RUr— ANI (@ANI) February 28, 2019
Nathan Sales, Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counter-terrorism, US Dept of State: Al-Qa’ida during this period has been relatively quiet but that is a strategic pause not a surrender. Make no mistake. Al-Qa’ida retains both the capability & the intent to hit us. pic.twitter.com/PdrUt4CKmd— ANI (@ANI) February 28, 2019
Michael T. Evanoff, Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security, US Department of State on being asked about 'last information about al-Qa’ida leader Hamza bin Laden': We do believe, he is probably in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border & probably could go to Iran. pic.twitter.com/V7E6zQYOFy— ANI (@ANI) February 28, 2019
Earlier in 2015, Hamza’s audio and video messages were released in which he asked his followers to attack the US and its Western allies to take the revenge of his father’s killing.
In 2011, US special forces had killed the terrorist and the leader of Al-Qaeda Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan.
Laden had approved the attacks on the US on 11th September 2001, in which nearly 3,000 people were killed.
However, the speculations have been made about the location of Hamza bin Laden that he might be in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria or under house arrest in Iran.
According to the United States, Hamza bin Laden is around 30 now and he had threatened to take the avenge of the killing of his father in 2011 from the US.
Reportedly, he married the daughter of Mohammed Atta, who hijacked the four commercial aircraft used in the 2001 attacks and crashed it into one of the World Trade Center towers in New York.