US government offers $1m reward for Osama bin Laden's son

Hamza

An appeal poster released by Rewards for Justice. Image: Rewards for Justice/Twitter

Friday, March 1, 2019

The US government is offering one million US dollars for help tracking down the son of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.

It has emerged that Hamza bin Laden - who was named a "specially designated global terrorist " in 2017 -  is a leader of the al Qaida terrorist group, who were responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

He has previously released audio and video messages calling for attacks against the US and its allies.

A State Department notice says the reward will be paid for help in locating Hamza bin Laden in any country as part its "rewards for justice" programme.

 

'WANTED'

On Thursday, it tweeted: "WANTED. Up to $1million for information on Hamza bin Laden, an emerging al-Qa'ida leader.

"Hamza is son of [Osama] bin Laden and has threatened attacks against the United States and allies.

"Relocation possible. Submit a tip, get paid."

Hamza's father Osama bin Laden was killing in a US military raid in Pakistan in May 2011.