Osama Bin Laden’s son is set to become the new leader of Al-Qaeda and wants to exact revenge for his father’s death, according to an ex-FBI agent, who led the investigation into the terrorist group following the 9/11 attacks.
Ali Soufan, who was the FBI’s lead investigator of Al-Qaeda after the 9/11 terror attacks, examined documents seized from bin Laden’s Pakistan compound when he was killed by US Navy Seals in 2011.
“I consider myself… to be forged in steel,” Hamza Bin Laded, now thought to be around 28 wrote. “The path of jihad for the sake of God is what we live.”
The former FBI agent said the letters suggest Hamza adored his father and wants to continue his legacy by seeking revenge against the US.
He’s basically saying, ‘American people, we’re coming and you’re going to feel it. And we’re going to take revenge for what you did to my father… Iraq… Afghanistan’… the whole thing was about vengeance,”Soufan tells CBS’ 60 minutes.
“He was a poster kid for the Al-Qaeda… and for members of Al-Qaeda, who were indoctrinated with these propaganda videos, he means a lot to them,” the ex-agent said.
Hamza is believed to be about 28 years old and has been named as a “specially designated global terrorist” by the U.S. Hamza has recorded four audio messages in the last two years, aimed at the U.S.