US national media outlets including The New York Times, CNN and NBC News quoted US intelligence officials in reporting Thursday that Hamza Bin Laden, the son of Al-Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden, believed to be about 30 years old, has been killed.
The precise time, place or manner of death was not reported, nor was there any official statement from the Pentagon or the White House on the matter.
U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton uncharacteristically also declined to comment on the issue. There was no confirmation from the terrorist group itself, according to the BBC.
Bin Laden’s father was assassinated in 2011 by US Special Forces in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan – a death the son vowed to avenge.
It was Osama Bin Laden who approved the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States known as “9/11” which took the lives of nearly 3,000 people in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington DC.
Hamza Bin Laden was designated by the United States government as a global terrorist two years ago. This past February, the US government offered $1 million for information leading to his capture.