The US government is offering $1 million to help track down the son of Osama bin Laden, the former leader of the al-Qaeda terrorist group, seeing him as an emerging face of extremism.
The US State Department released a statement on Thursday saying the reward will be paid for help locating Hamza bin Laden in any country.
“Hamza bin Laden is the son of deceased former AQ leader Osama bin Laden and is emerging as a leader in the AQ franchise,” the statement said, referring to al-Qaeda.
According to the United States, Hamza bin Laden has released audio and video messages calling for attacks against the US and its allies.
US intelligence agencies believe the younger bin Laden is around 30 and view him as a successor to his father in promoting terrorism against the West. He was officially designated by the US as a “global terrorist” two years ago.
The location of Hamza bin Laden has been the subject of speculation for years, with reports of him living in Pakistan, Afghanistan or other countries in that region.
US officials assert that the September 11, 2001 terror attacks were carried out by al-Qaeda terrorists but many experts have raised questions about the official account, saying it was a false-flag operation and that Osama Bin Laden was just a bogeyman for the US military-industrial complex.
Critics believe that rogue elements within the US government orchestrated or at least encouraged the 9/11 attacks in order to accelerate the US war machine and advance the Zionist agenda.
Some experts who have studied the events of 9/11 say the al-Qaeda leader died in December 2001 in Afghanistan, not in May 2011 in Pakistan by US special forces.