Osama bin Laden’s son vows revenge against the US

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Hamza bin Laden (in centre).

The son of slain Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has threatened revenge against the United States for killing his father in a message posted online.

Hamza bin Laden said in a 21-minute harangue titled “We Are All Osama” promised to wage battle against the United States and its allies, according to a release by the SITE Intelligence Group.

“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,” Hamza was quoted as saying.

“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,” he  added. Hamza is said to be under house arrest in Iran.

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Osama was killed at a hideout in Pakistan by US commandos in 2011.

The new chief of Al Qaeda Ayman al-Zawahiri has called Hamza  the young voice for the organisation. “Hamza provides a new face for al Qaeda, one that directly connects to the group’s founder. He is an articulate and dangerous enemy.”  – CINEWS

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