BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:25 A.M.) – The son of Al-Qaeda founder, Osama bin Laden, has been allegedly killed in a covert strike, the New York Times revealed on Wednesday.
Citing two unnamed American officials, the NYT report said Hamza bin Laden, believed to be the new leader of Al-Qaeda, was killed in a covert strike that the U.S. played a role in.
“Details of the strike that killed him were scarce, including when and where. The United States government played a role in the operation, but it was not clear how, according to the officials, who discussed his death on the condition of anonymity because it involved sensitive operations and intelligence gathering,” the NYT report said.
The report added that the younger bin Laden was likely killed in a strike carried out along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
Prior to his reported death, the young Al-Qaeda leader often released recorded speeches that threatened the U.S. and several other nations.