Hamza bin Laden
Up to $1 Million Reward
Hamza bin Laden is the son of deceased former al-Qa’ida leader Usama bin Laden and is emerging as a leader in the al-Qa’ida franchise. 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. military forces.
Hamza bin Laden is married to a daughter of Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, an al-Qa’ida senior leader who was indicted and charged by a federal grand jury in November 1998 for his role in the August 7, 1998, bombings of the U.S. embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya. A video of Hamza’s wedding was found in Usama bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound and released by the CIA in 2017. Letters seized from the compound, where bin Laden was killed, indicate that he was grooming Hamza to replace him as leader of al-Qa’ida.