New footage shows Hamza bin Laden at his wedding in Iran

Friday, 19 January 2018

Al Arabiya has received new footage and details surrounding the wedding of Hamza bin Laden, the son of al-Qaeda extremist group’s mastermind Osama, when he was 17 years old in Iran. The younger bin Laden is said to have married the daughter of al-Qaeda's second-in-command and deputy to current leader Ayman al-Zawahri, Abdullah Ahmad Abdullah, nicknamed "Abu Mohammed al-Masri". The clip, which Al Arabiya was briefed on its details, was among the latest documents released by the ...

EXCLUSIVE: Image shows al-Qaeda’s Hamza bin Laden with his brothers in Iran

Sunday, 7 January 2018

In a first, exclusive images provided to Al Arabiya have shown Hamza bin Laden, the son of late al-Qaeda leader Osama, with his brothers in Iran. The images reveal the face of the heir to the al-Qaeda leadership, amid the organization's keenness not to show Hamza’s face, releasing only audio recordings from him in recent years. The picture shows three of Osama bin Laden’s sons. From the right, they are: Mohammad, Laden and Hamza. The three brothers were separated after leaving Iran ...

Hamza bin Laden likely groomed for a senior al-Qaeda role

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Hamza bin Laden, the son of Osama bin Laden, appeared in a video broadcast by al-Qaeda’s ‘al-Sahab’ media channel in which he criticized Saudi Arabia and its alliance with the United States. This video raises many questions about the timing, the motives and future developments, as Hamza may be in the process of being groomed for a senior role.Hamza bin Laden seems to be emerging in circumstances similar to those in which his father came to prominence, following the invasion of ...

Shehab Al-Makahleh

CIA’s last batch of bin Laden documents reveal insights into son, Hamza

Thursday, 2 November 2017

A massive new trove of documents from the Osama bin Laden files has been released to the public, BuzzFeed reported. The files released more than six years after they were recovered in the US raid that killed the notorious al-Qaeda leader provide new insight into the man and into the workings of al-Qaeda. They files also contain the first publicly available images of bin Laden’s son, Hamza, as a young man. A report from the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point military college called ...

FSA spokesman says Hamza Bin Laden’s presence in Syria doubtful

Monday, 2 October 2017

Recent reports on the presence of Osama Bin Laden’s son, Hamza, has proven to be inaccurate, the spokesman for the northern front of the Free Syrian Army confirmed to Al Arabiya. Earlier in the day, several British media outlets ran stories suggesting Hamza, 28, was being hunted in a “kill or capture” mission by Joint Coalition Special Operations Unit which includes UK special forces. Colonel Ahmed al-Hammadi told Al Arabiya that what was being raised on the subject at the ...

Is al-Qaeda looking to come back with Hamza bin Laden at helm?

Friday, 15 September 2017

With the collapse of ISIS militia, its alleged state on the 16th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, Hamza bin Laden emerges as the qualified person to reunite the extremist movements. He was one of the favorite sons for Osama bin Laden, the founder of al Qaeda, and the most supportive for the terrorist acts among his brothers. According to a report published by the Counter Terrorism Center, Hamza is in his late 20s.. He was seven when Omar al-Bashir's regime in Sudan was ...

Huda al-Husseini

From Iran to al-Qaeda: How Hamza bin Laden’s future was secured

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 examines declassified documents on al-Qaeda’s new emir Hamza and his time living in Iran

Message from Bin Laden’s son exposes ‘Iran’s revival of al-Qaeda’

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Believed to be 24 or 25 years old, Hamza is expected by experts to potentially become the next al-Qaeda leader

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