Ali Soufan Cited by AFP: Hamza bin Laden: The Heir to Al-Qaeda?
September 19, 2017

Hamza bin Laden: The Heir to Al-Qaeda?

The Times of India (AFP)


A photo montage published by al-Qaeda to mark the 16th anniversary of 9/11 shows the face of Osama bin Laden in the flames of the Twin Towers.

At his side is his son Hamza, the “crown prince of jihad”.

The young man, now 28, has appeared since childhood in the propaganda network founded by his father.

And now, some officials and analysts believe he might try to unify jihadists around the world, taking advantage of the military weakness of the Islamic State (IS) group.

In a report published by the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC), former FBI special agent and al-Qaeda specialist Ali Soufan wrote: “Now in his late 20s, Hamza is being prepared for a leadership role in the organization his father founded …


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