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Saudi Arabia revokes citizenship of Bin Laden’s son

Hamza bin Laden, son of Osama bin Laden and alleged to be the current head of Al-Qaeda [file]
Hamza bin Laden, son of Osama bin Laden and alleged to be the current head of Al-Qaeda [file]

Saudi Arabia has revoked the citizenship of Osama Bin Laden’s son Hamza after announcing that it has emerged that he has taken over his father’s position as the head of Al-Qaeda, local media reported yesterday.

According to a royal decree signed on 29 November 2018, Hamza’s citizenship has been revoked. But no further statement was issued in this regard.

On Thursday, the US announce it was offering a $1 million reward for information leading to the identification or whereabouts of Osama Bin Laden’s son.

The State Department described Hamza bin Laden as a “key leader” within al-Qaeda who is growing in prominence within the US-designated terror group.

The US secretary of State noted that Hamza has been broadcasting recordings calling for attacks on US bases since 2015 as he is seeking revenge for his father’s assassination.

Hamza’s name was added to an international terror blacklist in 2017.

Read: US offers $1m reward for info on Bin Laden’s son

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