In a statement released by the White House on Saturday morning, President Trump reported the death of Hamza who was a very high-ranking member of Al Qaeda.
The statement read:
“[Hamza] was killed in a United States counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region. The loss of Hamza bin Laden not only deprives Al Qaeda of important leadership skills and the symbolic connection to his father but undermines important operational activities of the group. Hamza bin Laden was responsible for planning and dealing with various terrorist groups.”
No details have been provided regarding his death including when exactly he was killed.
However, back in July CNN reported that Hamza was presumed to be dead.
Also, the New York Times reported on the death of Hamza as well,
Mr. bin Laden was killed sometime during the first two years of the Trump administration, officials said. He was killed before the State Department announced a $1 million reward for information about his whereabouts in February, but American military and intelligence agencies had not confirmed his death by then.
Though Mr. bin Laden carried a prominent name and lineage, the news of his death represented more of a symbolic victory for the American government than the removal of a threat. Al Qaeda has not carried out a large-scale attack in years, and though Mr. bin Laden was being groomed to eventually take over the group, that time appeared to be well into the future.
This news comes just days after the anniversary of 9/11 and should help us to remember that day as long as we live and also that America will not stop until justice is served to those who choose to attack our people, whether 18 years ago, today, or tomorrow. America is strong!