United Nations, Mar 1 : A UN Security Council Committee has added Osama bin Laden's son, Hamza bin Laden, to its sanctions list.
"The Committee approved the addition of Hamza bin Laden to its… list of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo," a UNSC notice said on Friday. The notice also revealed that Hamza bin Laden is seen as the likely successor to current AQ chief Ayman al-Zawahiri.
"Hamza bin Laden has been given a more prominent role within Al-Qaida, and is considered to have the capability to follow through with his threats," the Committee said in an addendum. "Hamza’s popularity is increasing amongst followers of Al-Qaida, and he has become the most probable successor of a new version of Al-Qaida."
The US government has also offered a bounty of $1 million for information on the whereabouts of Al-Qaeda terrorist group emerging leader Hazma bin Laden, sputnik quoted a State Department's press release.
Hamza bin Laden over the past four years has released audio and video messages across the internet urging followers to launch attacks against the United States for killing his father. (UNI)