Saudi Arabia stripped Osama bin Laden’s son of his Kingdom citizenship Friday after the United States offered $1 million for information leading to his capture; sparking new speculation his father’s terror organization is trying to stage a comeback in the Middle East.
“Saudi Arabia’s foreign ministry announced Friday that it was revoking the citizenship of Hamza bin Laden, son of the slain Al Qaeda leader responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks,” reports Fox News.
Hamza bin Laden was officially designated a “global terrorist” over two years ago by the US State Department after American officials confirmed he had taken the helm of the vast terror network from Egyptian leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.
US Navy Seals tracked and killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan in 2011 after hiding from global authorities since the American military launched Operation Enduring Freedom following the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks.
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MISSED FLAGS: Paris Knife Attacker was on France's TERROR Watch List
French authorities and anti-terror investigators found themselves in hot water over the weekend after a lone terrorist who killed at least one individual turned out to be on the government’s “state security watchlist.”
According to the New York Times, the knife-yielding terrorist -identified as 20-year-old Chechen born Khamzat Azimov- has been on the French government’s anti-terror watch list since 2016; raising new questions over how the suspect launched his stabbing spree that injured five and left one person dead.
“Once again we learn that the terrorist was in the S Files,” said former French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, referring to her government’s watch list. “What use are the S Files if we don’t use them to neutralize these time bombs on French soil?”
Azimov was born in Chechnya and became a naturalized French citizen in 2010. He was placed on the watch list after contacting multiple individuals who attempted to travel to Syria in 2016.
“Apart from being questioned by security services in 2017 over his connections to the Syria departure, he had no previous run-ins with the authorities,” writes the Times.
TERROR TIES: UN Panel Warns of New Threat from Al Qaeda, Bin Laden’s Son
A new report from the United Nations outlined the re-emerging threat from al Qaeda Wednesday, warning the terror network is poised to make a comeback under the leadership of Osama bin Laden’s son.
According to Fox News, the group is now led by Hamza bin Laden and is actively recruiting new members to carry out attacks in Europe and North America.
“Improved leadership and enhanced communication will probably increase the threat over time, as will any rise in the tendency, already visible in some regions, of ISIL supporters to join Al Qaeda,” writes the report.
The news comes just days after bin Laden reportedly married the daughter of Mohammed Atta, the lead hijacker behind the September 11th terrorist attacks.
“The report found that Al Qaeda is still a global network showing resilience, and it is stronger than ISIS in places like Somalia, Yemen and South Asia — and its leadership in Iran has grown more prominent,” writes Fox.
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