For information about one of the sons of late al – Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the U.S. is offering a reward of up to $ 1 m (£ 750,000).
Hamza bin Laden, whose father was killed by U.S. Navy Seals in Pakistan in 2011, appears as a leader in the al – Qaeda terror network, according to the U.S. State Department.
“He released audio and video messages on the Internet, calling on his followers to launch attacks against the U.S. and its Western allies, and threatening attacks against the U.S. in revenge for his father’s May 2011 killing by U.S. military forces,” he said in a statement.
The State Department said items seized from his hiding place in Pakistan when his father was killed indicated that he had groomed Hamza bin Laden to replace him as the terror group leader.
The younger bin Laden is married to the lead hijacker’s daughter on the World Trade Center attacks in September 2001, the State Department said.
As American officials hunt him down, member states of the United Nations are required to freeze the assets of Hamza bin Laden and comply with a travel ban and arms embargo, the counterterrorism office of the State Department said. Hamza bin Laden is estimated to be between the ages of 30 and 33 by US officials.