US Offers $1m Reward for Information on Bin Laden’s Son

The United States on Thursday offered a $1 million reward for information on a son of late Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, seeing him as an emerging leader of the extremist network.

The location of Hamza bin Laden, sometimes dubbed the “crown prince of jihad,” has been the subject of speculation for years.

He is however thought to be in Pakistan, Afghanistan or under house arrest in Iran.

In recent years, the 30-year-old has released audio and video messages calling on followers to attack the US and its Western allies in revenge for his father’s killing.

In 2011, US special forces killed Osama Bin Laden in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The late Al-Qaeda leader approved the attacks on the US on 11 September 2001, in which nearly 3,000 people were killed.

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