Al-Qaeda heir Hamza bin Laden killed in air strike: US media

Al-Qaeda heir Hamza bin Laden killed in air strike: US media

Slain al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's son Hamza, the potential heir of the global group, has been killed in an air strike, US media reported, citing intelligence officials.

The US has obtained intelligence that Hamza bin Laden, isdead, NBC News quoted three unnamed American officials as saying.

The officials would not provide details of where or whenHamza died or if the US played a role in his death, the report said onWednesday.

Hamza's last known public statement was released by alQaeda's media arm in 2018. In that message, he threatened Saudi Arabia andcalled on the people of the Arabian peninsula to revolt. Saudi Arabia strippedhim of his citizenship in March this year.

A US official told CNN that the government recently receivedevidence to corroborate Hamza's death.The New York Times reported that Hamza waskilled in an operation within the last two years.

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