President Donald Trump on Saturday confirmed the death of Hamza Bin Laden, son of the al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.
According to Guardian, The White House in a statement said that the son of the man behind the 9/11 attacks was killed in “a United States counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region.”
“Hamza bin Ladin, the high-ranking al-Qa’ida member and son of Usama bin Ladin, was killed in a United States counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region.
“Hamza bin Ladin was responsible for planning and dealing with various terrorist groups,” the statement issued by the White House press secretary read.
The President who didn’t give a time period for the operation or the death reportedly said: “The loss of Hamza bin Ladin not only deprives al-Qa’ida of important leadership skills and the symbolic connection to his father, but undermines important operational activities of the group.”
Recall that Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011 by US special forces who raided his compound in Abbottabad, in Pakistan.
Trump’s announcement of the death of Hamza bin Laden came three days after the 18th anniversary of the 11 September attacks.