Saudi Arabia strips citizenship of the UN blacklist Hamza Bin Laden

SUKIRTI MISHRA 03/03/2019 11:10 AM

Beirut. Stringent action has been taken against Hamza Bin Laden, the slain Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden’s son. The United Nations Security Council has blacklisted Hamza Bin Laden. The UNSC blacklist forbids the defaulters to trade in weapons, travel abroad and confiscates properties.

Hamza Bin Laden has been stripped off his citizenship of Saudi Arabia. The interior ministry released the information in a statement published by the official gazette Umm Al Qura.  Hamza has been declared a global terrorist two years ago.


The US State Department offered a reward of up to $1 million for information leading "to the identification or location in any country" of Hamza and called him a key al Qaeda leader.

As per the US government and the intelligence agencies, Hamza bin Laden is an emerging leader of Al-Qaida. He has been posting videos on the social media calling for attacks on US and its western allies. The State Department sources informed that Hamza wants to avenge the 2011 killing of his father after the US Navy Seals launched Operation Neptune Spear to capture Osama bin Laden. During the operation, Laden was assassinated and was buried at sea as no nation was willing to accept his remains.

Hamza was helping his father in Afghanistan before the September 11 attacks. He was at Osama’s side after the U.S led invasion of Afghanistan pushed much of Al Qaeda’s senior leadership in Pakistan reported the sources. The organisation’s new chief Ayman al-Zawahiri introduced Hamza Bin Laden in an audio message in 2015.



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