Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza, the crown prince of terror, is believed dead2 min read

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Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza, the ‘crown prince of terror’, is believed to be dead months after the State Department put a $1M bounty on him

  • The US has reportedly obtained intelligence that Hamza bin Laden is dead
  • He is the son of deceased former Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden 
  • Has released audio and video messages calling for attacks against the US
  • Is a designated terrorist with a $1M State Department bounty for his capture 

The U.S. has reportedly obtained intelligence that the son of Osama bin Laden and potential heir to his terrorist empire, Hamza bin Laden, is dead.

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It is unclear whether the U.S. played a role in Hamza bin Laden’s death or whether the death had been confirmed, according to NBC News, which reported the intelligence on Wednesday citing three U.S. officials.

In March, the State Department put out at $1 million bounty for information leading to Hamza bin Laden’s capture.

The State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment from DailyMail.com on Wednesday.

Hamza bin Laden (above) is believed to be dead, according to U.S. intelligence sources

Hamza bin Laden (above) is believed to be dead, according to U.S. intelligence sources 

According to U.S. authorities, Hamza bin Laden carried forward the radial jihadist ambitions of his deceased father, who was the leader of Al Qaeda and masterminded the terrorist attacks on 9/11. 

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Hamza bin Laden released audio and video messages on the Internet, calling on his followers to launch attacks against the United States and its Western allies, according to the Department of Justice.

He also threatened attacks against the U.S. in revenge for the May 2011 killing of his father by SEAL Team 6 inside a compound in Pakistan. 

Hamza bin Laden’s last known public statement was released by al Qaeda’s media arm in 2018, in which he called for followers in Saudi Arabia to rise in revolt against the monarchy.

Developing story, check back for updates. 

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