US imposes terrorism-related sanctions against Bin Laden son

2017-01-06 08:01
In this image made from video broadcast by Al-Jazeera on November 7, 2001, a young boy identified as Hamza bin Laden holds what the Taliban says is a piece of US helicopter wreckage in Ghazni, Afghanistan. (Al-Jazeera via APTN)

In this image made from video broadcast by Al-Jazeera on November 7, 2001, a young boy identified as Hamza bin Laden holds what the Taliban says is a piece of US helicopter wreckage in Ghazni, Afghanistan. (Al-Jazeera via APTN)

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Washington — The Obama administration has announced terrorism-related sanctions against a son of September 11 mastermind Osama bin Laden.

The State Department says Hamza bin Laden has been "determined to have committed, or pose a serious risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of US nationals or the national security."

Hamza bin Laden was officially named an al-Qaida member in 2014 by his father's successor, Ayman al-Zawahiri.

The State Department says the younger Laden — in a 2015 audio message — called for acts of terrorism in Western capitals. In an audio message last year, he threatened revenge against the US and warned Americans they would be targeted at home and abroad.

Al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden was killed by US Special Forces in Pakistan in 2011.

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