Washington, Sep 14: United States President Donald Trump on Saturday confirmed the death of Osama bin Laden's heir and al-Qaeda terrorist organisation's key member, Hamza, in a US operation.
"Hamza bin Laden, the high-ranking al-Qa'ida member and son of Usama bin Ladin, was killed in a United States counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region. The loss of Hamza bin Laden not only deprives al-Qa'ida of important leadership skills and the symbolic connection to his father, but undermines important operational activities of the group. Hamza bin Laden was responsible for planning and dealing with various terrorist groups," Trump said in a statement published by the White House Press Office.
The alleged death of Hamza bin Laden was reported earlier this summer, while the United States neither officially confirmed nor denied those reports.(UNI)