President Trump says that Hamza bin Laden, the son of Osama bin Laden, has been killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region.
In a statement released by the White House on Saturday, Trump said bin Laden’s son was responsible for “planning and dealing with various terrorist groups.” His death, he said, “not only deprives al-Qa’ida of important leadership skills and the symbolic connection to his father, but undermines important operational activities of the group.”
The statement did not say when bin Laden died, but it came more than six weeks after several media outlets, citing unnamed U.S. officials, reported he had been killed.
There has been no confirmation from al-Qaida about his death, even though the terror group traditionally does so when its leaders are killed.
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