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    Reports: Osama Bin Laden’s Son Is Dead

    U.S. officials cited in numerous media reports have claimed Hamza bin Laden died — in an unspecified U.S. action — sometime in the past two years, though few other details were available. He’s one of the al Qaeda founder’s more than 20 children and was believed by the U.S. State Department to be an “emerging” leader in the group after his father was killed by Navy SEALs in 2011. The Saudi-born younger bin Laden’s most recent known statement was released in 2018.

    Are there doubts about this? Some experts say it’s unusual that al Qaeda didn’t issue a public eulogy, given Hamza’s status within the organization.

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