Rewards for Justice: US offers a $1 million for Osama Bin Laden’s son
The US government is offering $1 million for help tracking down the son of the late terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.
A State Department notice Thursday says the reward will be paid for help locating Muslim terrorist Hamza bin Laden in any country as part its ‘rewards for justice’ program.
The announcement says bin Laden’s son has emerged as a key leader of the al-Qaeda terror group who is growing in prominence.
The 30-year-old Muslim terrorist has been dubbed the “crown prince of jihad”. His father, a mastermind of the 9/11 atrocity, was eliminated in a US military raid in Pakistan in May 2011.
‘Hamza bin Laden is the son of deceased former AQ leader Osama bin Laden and is emerging as a leader in the al-Qaeda franchise,’ a State Department statement said.
Since at least August 2015, he has released audio and video messages on the internet calling for attacks against the West and has threatened revenge for his father’s 2011 elimination by US forces, the department said in a statement.
The terror chief is believed to be in hiding in Pakistan, Afghanistan or possibly Iran – where he was reportedly placed under house arrest.
Last August it was revealed Hamza had married the daughter of Mohammed Atta – the lead hijacker in the 9/11 terror attacks.
Hamza bin Laden is the son of one of Osama’s three surviving wives Khairiah Sabar – who was holed up with her husband in the Abbottabad compound in Pakistan when he was shot dead.
Hamza disappeared from the fortified home near a Pakistani military base just weeks before the dramatic Black Ops raid.
He has since incited to terrorism online, making several public statements calling on Muslim terrorists to murder civilians in Western cities.
The terrorist is thought to be a key deputy to al-Qaeda’s current leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.