Hamza bin Laden, a son of Osama bin Laden, has been officially designated a global terrorist by the United States and now has a 5 million dollar reward on his head. Hamza, who is now in his late 20’s, was named an official member of al-Qaeda in 2015 and is known as a possible successor to his father. Since then, Hamza has called for attacks against western capitals. The US State Department said it was notifying the international community that “Hamza bin Laden is actively engaged in terrorism.” The official sanction from the U.S. block him from any business dealings with US companies or holding property on US soil in order to expose and isolate individuals and organizations.
The Mirror reports:
Osama bin Laden‘s son has been added to a US counter terrorism sanctions list.
The US Treasury today said Hamza bin Laden, who has been tipped as a future leader of al-Qaeda, had been to the security black list formally recognising him as a global terrorist.
The government also added senior al-Qaeda leader Ibrahim Al-Banna to the list.
The sanctions formally identify the subject as a terrorist to the international community and restricts their ability to garner support for terrorist activities including financial resources.
As a result of the designation, all property subject to US jurisdiction in which Hamza has interests is blocked and US citizens are prohibited from engaging in any transactions with him.