Riyadh, March 1 : Saudi Arabia has revoked the citizenship of Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late Osama Bin Laden, the founder of al-Qaida leader after the U.S. government offered a $1 million reward for information leading to his capture as part of its “Rewards for Justice” program.
Hamza has emerged as a leader of the al-Qaida terrorist group.
Saudi Arabia revoked his citizenship via a royal decree in November, a notice published Friday by the kingdom’s official gazette said.
Hamza bin Laden was named a “specially designated global terrorist” in January 2017.He has released audio and video messages on the Internet calling on his followers to launch attacks against the United States and its Western allies, and he has threatened attacks against the United States in revenge for the May 2011 killing of his father by U.S. service members.”
He had married the daughter of Mohammed Atta, the lead hijacker in the 9/11 terror attacks.
Al-Qaida was responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. and a host of other assaults against Western interests.
On May 2, 2011, U.S. Special Forces raided an al Qaeda compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and killed the world’s most wanted terrorist: Osama bin Laden. The entire operation, which lasted only 40 minutes from start to finish