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U.S. intel: Hamza bin Laden, son of Osama bin Laden, believed dead

Hamza bin Laden

The son of former al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, Hamza, is believed to be dead, according to U.S. intelligence.

The New York Times, quoting unnamed sources on Wednesday, reported Hamza bin Laden had been killed sometime over the past two years.

Letters captured in the Pakistan raid which killed Osama bin Laden in 2011 indicate he was grooming Hamza to succeed him as leader of the terrorist group. Earlier this year, the State Department offered a $1 million reward for information leading to his capture or death.

Officials would not provide details of where or when Hamza bin Laden died or if the United States played a role in his death.

NBC News was first to report the U.S. government had assessed Hamza bin Laden to be dead.

President Trump was asked by reporters on Wednesday if the U.S. had intelligence that Hamza bin Laden was dead, Trump replied: “I don’t want to comment on that.”

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