Ali Soufan, a former FBI agent, has told CBS News in an interview which airs on Sunday that Osama bin Laden’s son, Hamza is allegedly seeking to avenge his father’s death and is determined to become the new leader of Al Qaeda.
Personal letters seized in the raid that killed bin Laden show that his son, Hamza, is set on avenging his father’s death
“He tells him that…he remembers ‘every look…every smile you gave me, every word you told me,” Soufan said about bin Laden’s son. Soufan also told CBS News that Hamza wrote that he considers himself “to be forged in steel.”
Soufan said that Hamza’s path to become the leader of the terrorist organisation was created years ago when he was used as a propaganda tool in bin Laden’s videos.
He was seen sometimes holding a gun.
The agent added that he has even started to sound like his father.
“His recent message that came out, he delivered the speech as if it’s his father, using sentences, terminology that was used by Osama bin Laden,” Soufan said.
Hamza is believed to be about 28 years old and has been named as a “specially designated global terrorist” by the U.S., as he has recorded four audio messages in the last two years, aimed at the US
“He’s basically saying, ‘American people, we’re coming and you’re going to feel it,” Soufan said.
“And we’re going to take revenge for what you did to my father. Iraq, Afghanistan’. The whole thing was about vengeance.” (NAN)