United States President, Donald Trump has confirmed the death of Hamza bin Laden, son of former Al Qaeda leader and 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden.
Trump disclosed this in a statement released by the White House on Saturday morning.
“Hamza, a high-ranking Al Qaeda member, was killed in a United States counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region,” Trump said.
The statement, however, did not say when he was killed.
The report of Hamza’s death first broke in July, but there has not been any official press statement on it except the White House statement on September 14, 2019.
Osama bin Laden was killed by US special forces who raided his compound in Abbottabad, in Pakistan, in 2011.
His son, who was believed to be aged around 30, had been seeking to lead a resurgence of Al Qaeda, which has been eclipsed among jihadist terrorist groups by Islamic State. The US state department designated him as a terrorist in 2017.