Osama’s son and heir, Hamza, killed in US-led counter terror operation: Trump

Last Updated: Sunday, 15 September 2019 (11:08 IST)
Washington: With a bounty of one million dollars on his head, son and heir of Osama-bin-Laden, leader of the Al Qaeda has been killed in a counter-terrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, US President has confirmed.
 
“Hamza bin Laden, the high-ranking Al-Qaeda member and son of Osama bin Laden, was killed in a United States counter terrorism operation in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region,” Mr Trump said in a statement.
 
“The loss of Hamza Bin Laden not only deprives al-Qaeda of important leadership skills and the symbolic connection to his father, but undermines important operational activities of the group.”
 
The development came days after the US President declared the peace parleys with the Taliban dead. (UNI)