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Hamza bin Laden, son of Osama, added to United States terror blacklist

Hamza bin Laden, son of Osama, added to United States terror blacklist

Hamza bin Laden has gone under the radar for the past several years.

The State Department said, "On July 9, 2016, al-Qaida issued another audio message from Hamza bin Laden threatening revenge against the United States and warn [ing] Americans they would be targeted in the United States and overseas".

Hamza was not in the compound with his parents during the raid, in which Osama Bin Laden was killed.

The Obama administration has announced sanctions against the son of alleged 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden, stating that he is "actively engaged in terrorism" and poses a risk to national security.

A son of late al-Qaeda head Osama bin Laden was added to the U.S. counter-terrorism blacklist on Thursday, a move that would keep him from using the USA financial system, the State Department said.

The sanctions block any interest bin Laden has in property within the United States, and prohibits USA citizens from engaging in transactions with him.

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Last July, he threatened revenge against the United States and warned Americans they would be targeted both at home and overseas.

In 2016, bin Laden also urged tribes in Saudi Arabia to unite with al-Qaida's Yemen affiliate to attack Saudi forces, the statement said.

Individuals and groups sanctioned under the programme range from offshoots of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) to the so-called Islamic State, among thousands of others. His designation on the list means the USA government believes he's actively engaged in terrorism. The designation also increases the profile of the individuals and can assist law enforcement agencies in the USA and its allies to apprehend the terrorists.

The US also added Ibrahim al-Banna, a senior member of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) to the counter-terrorism blacklist on Thursday. It was reported that Sa'ad bin Laden would ultimately take over al-Qaida from his father, but he was killed by a US drone strike in 2009.

Osama Bin Laden's son, Hamza, is thought to be his successor to lead al-Qaeda.

Hamza, the son of one of the three wives who lived with Osama bin Laden in Abbotabad, Pakistan, was the only person that was not found during the USA raid that killed the terrorist leader.


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