Trump Confirms Death of Osama Bin Laden's Son in a Counter-Terrorism Operation

  • The US President Donald Trump has confirmed death of the al-Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden’s son Hamza Bin Laden during a US operation. The confirmation comes almost a month after a US media reported about Hamza Bin Laden’s death in an air strike. The United States had officially designated Osama Bin Laden’s son, a potential successor of his father, as a global terrorist 2 years back. The White House statement of the US President says that United State’s counter-terrorism operation took place “in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region”. It also says “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.”