Saudi Arabia revokes citizenship of late al-Qaida leader Osama's son Hamza bin Laden
Riyadh, Mar 01: Saudi Arabia on Friday revoked citizenship of Hamza bin Laden, the son of late al-Qaida leader, after US offers $1M bounty for him.
Earlier on Thursday, the United States offered a USD 1 million reward for information on a son of late Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, seeing him as an emerging leader of the extremist network.
The location of Hamza bin Laden, sometimes dubbed the "crown prince of jihad," has been the subject of speculation for years with reports of him in Pakistan, Afghanistan or under house arrest in Iran.
"Hamza bin Laden is the son of deceased former AQ leader Osama bin Laden and is emerging as a leader in the AQ franchise," a State Department statement said, referring to Al-Qaeda.
The State Department said that it would offer $1 million for information leading to his location in any country.
Bin Laden, who according to the United States is around 30, has threatened attacks against the United States to avenge the 2011 killing of his father, who was living in hiding in the Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad, by US special forces.
(with PTI inputs)