‘Osama bin Laden’ is back and highly wanted

Osama bin Laden, who was al Qaida leader and killed in May 2011, is back through his son, Hamza bin Laden. Hamza is the son of one of Osama bin Laden’s three surviving wives, Khairiah Sabar, who was living with her husband in a compound in Abbottabad, near a large Pakistani military base, when he was killed.

He has since made public statements urging followers to wage war on London, Washington, Paris and Tel Aviv and is seen as a deputy to the terrorist group’s current leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri.

In 2015, Hamza released an audio message urging jihadists in Syria to unite, claiming that the fight in the war-torn country paves the way to liberating Palestine. In a message a year later, following in the footsteps of his father, he urged the overthrow of the leadership in their native Saudi Arabia.

Osama had been the world’s most wanted man since the 9/11 terror attacks on America in 2001. The al-Qaeda leader was tracked down to a compound in Abbottobad, Pakistan, and killed on 2 May 2011 in a raid by US Special Forces. His body was later buried at sea.

A Sh100 million bounty is being offered for the capture of the Hamza by the U.S state department.

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