Osama bin Laden’s Son Vows to Carry On His Father’s Work
In recently declassified letters, a son of Osama bin Laden vowed to follow the “path of jihad” and avenge his father’s death at the hands of the US military.
Following the May 2011 raid by US Navy SEALS in Pakistan that saw the assassination of prominent Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden, personal letters found among artefacts seized during the operation have been declassified, revealing a son clearly intending to continue his father’s work.
Hamza bin Laden, now thought to be 28, was known to have spent time in Pakistan by his father’s side prior to the 2001 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US cities of New York and Washington DC, which bin Laden is believed to have planned.
The recently declassified letters from Hamza to his father reveal a dutiful and angry son who, according to more recent statements, is “bent on avenging” the death of his father, according to the Times of India.