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Bin Laden’s son labelled ‘global terrorist’ as US adds him to blacklist

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Bin Laden's son labelled 'global terrorist' as US adds him to blacklist

The son of late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has been added to the US counter-terrorism blacklist after sanctions were imposed on him by America which has designated him as a “global terrorist”.

Hamza bin Laden was officially named an al-Qaeda member in 2015, according to the US state department and it is believed that the move to blacklist him would keep him from accessing the US financial system.

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The State and Treasury departments said on Thursday they had designated Hamza bin Laden a “global terrorist” who they said had “called for acts of terrorism in Western capitals”.

Egyptian deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri has since taken up the reins of al-Qaeda, but Hamza has also issued audio messages to supporters.

 

 

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