Intelligence agencies in the United States have warned of a possible reprisal of al-Qaeda after the alleged death of Osama bin Laden’s son, Hamza.
UK Mirror quoted security sources as saying: “There is still a strong will for another September 11, so Bin Laden’s nightmare is far from over, although it is likely that the only possible terrorist heir to the founder has been killed.”
The source described Hamza as inexperienced “operationally,” but added that he was as “irresistible” as “a scion of the most famous terrorist mastermind the world has ever known.”
The source added that the world’s number one terrorist, Bin Laden, hoped that his son would someday “take on the challenge of leading al-Qaeda so that the West would not allow him to gather support for a new and more dangerous al-Qaeda.”
The comments come after NBC News quoted three US officials who said at the end of July that Hamza bin Laden is dead. The authorities did not give details on where or when Hamza died or if the United States played any role in his death.
Hamza, who previously urged al-Qaeda supporters to attack the United States for killing his father, was considered the likely successor to the head of the terrorist group Ayman al-Zawahiri.
The United States Department of State, in turn, offered a $ 1 million reward for information on the whereabouts of bin Laden’s son.
Osama bin Laden was killed on May 2, 2011, in Abbottabad, Pakistan, during a particular US Navy SEAL operation after a 10-year human hunt. It began as part of a response to terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001, that claimed the lives of some 3,000 people.