Osama bin Laden’s son killed in US raid – Trump

first_imgHamza bin Laden, the son of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, is shown at his wedding in a video image released by the CIA in November 2017. HANDOUT VIA REUTERS In a statement issued by the WhiteHouse, Trump said the operation took place in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region,but he offered no further details. WASHINGTON – Hamza bin Laden, a son ofslain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in themilitant group, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation, PresidentDonald Trump said on Saturday.center_img “The loss of Hamza bin Ladin not onlydeprives al-Qa’ida of important leadership skills and the symbolic connectionto his father, but undermines important operational activities of the group,”Trump said, using an alternative spelling for the group that carried out theSept. 11, 2001, attacks. (Reuters)last_img read more