Saudi Arabia on Friday revoked the late Al Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza of his citizenship who has become an increasingly prominent figure in the terror network, a day after the United States offered a $1 million reward for information that could lead to his arrest.
The kingdom stripped his citizenship via a royal decree in November, a notice published Friday by the Saudi’s official gazette said.There was no explanation by Riyadh why the order was only becoming public notice.
Hamza bin Laden was named a ‘specially designated global terrorist’ in January 2017. The junior bin Laden has released audio and video messages on the internet calling for attacks against the West and has threatened revenge for his father’s 2011 killing by U.S. forces, the department said in a statement.
Al-Qaida was responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US and a host of other assaults against Western interests.
Osama bin Laden was killed in a covert operation carried out in Abbottabad, Pakistan at a compound where the al-Qaeda leader was holed up. In addition, Hamza allegedly married the daughter of Mohammed Atta, the ‘lead hijacker and a mastermind’ of the 9/11 attacks.