Late al-Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden’s son has promised to take revenge for the assassination of his dad.
Hamza bin Laden took to social media in a 21-minute video titled; “We Are All Osama,” which was posted on Twitter, vowing to continue with al-Qaeda’s work.
The terrorist’s son, who is understood to be about 24 years old, says that the United States will be targeted in terror attacks similar to 9/11.
“We will continue striking you and targeting you in your country and abroad in response to your oppression of the people of Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia and the rest of the Muslim lands that did not survive your oppression.
As for the revenge by the Islamic nation for Sheikh Osama, may Allah have mercy on him, it is not revenge for Osama the person but it is revenge for those who defended Islam.”
The late al-Qaeda leader had been the world’s most wanted man since the 9/11 terror attacks on America in 2001. He was tracked down to a compound in Abbottobad, Pakistan, and killed on May 2 2011 in a raid by US special forces.
Documents recovered from bin Laden’s compound and published by the United States last year alleged that his aides tried to reunite the militant leader with Hamza, who had been held under house arrest in Iran.
Hamza was reportedly at his father’s side in Afghanistan before the 9/11 attacks and spent time with him in Pakistan after the US-led invasion pushed much of al-Qaeda’s senior leadership there.
Introduced by the organisation’s new chief Ayman al-Zawahiri in an audio message last year, Hamza provides a younger voice for the group whose ageing leaders have struggled to inspire militants around the world galvanized by Islamic State.
Isis has deepened Osama bin Laden’s idea of using violence to terrorize enemies and is better positioned to launch a far-reaching campaign of ‘leaderless jihad’.