Washington, Aug 22 : During an interview, US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper appeared to confirm Fox News that Hamza bin Laden, son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, is dead.
“That’s my understanding,” Esper told Fox News in an interview when asked if Hamza bin Laden was dead,CNN reported.
Responding to the Washington’s role in his death, Esper said, “I don’t have the details on that. And if I did, I’m not sure how much I could share with you.”
US officials told CNN last month that the US had assessed that Hazma Bin Laden was dead but provided few details.
Earlier this year, the US State Department called bin Laden, who was believed to be in his early 30s, an “emerging” leader in al Qaeda, offering a $1 million reward for information leading to his capture.