The US added Hamza bin Laden, son and inheritor of the late world jihadist chief Osama bin Laden, to its terrorist blacklist on Thursday.
Hamza, who’s in his mid-twenties, has grow to be energetic as an Al-Qaeda propagandist since his father’s loss of life by the hands of US particular forces in 2011.
In accordance with letters discovered within the Navy SEAL raid on Osama’s hideout in Pakistan, Hamza wrote to the Saudi-born Al-Qaeda chief asking to be skilled to observe him.
A CIA analyst who examined the letters revealed that in July 2009, when Hamza wrote the letter to his father’s Abbottabad hideout, they’d not seen one another for eight years.
However the elder bin Laden was planning to ship for his son, who was on the time underneath home arrest in Iran, and deliberate to groom him to develop into Al-Qaeda’s chief.
Since Bin Laden’s demise, his Egyptian deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri has taken up the reins of the group, however Hamza has issued audio messages to supporters.
The State Division order lists Hamza bin Laden as a “Specifically Designated World Terrorist,” which means that US residents are forbidden from coping with him, and freezing any belongings underneath US jurisdiction.
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