Hamza bin Laden, 29, Osama’s son, married the daughter of Mohammed Atta, the leader of the hijackers who carried out the 9/11 terror attacks in the U.S., according to a media report.
quoted Osama’s family members as saying that Hamza, who has assumed a senior position within al-Qaeda, has married Atta’s daughter. Atta, an Egyptian national, piloted American Airlines Flight 11 into the North Tower of the World Trade Center, killing all 92 onboard and around 1,600 people in the tower.
Hamza, 29, is the son of one of Osama’s three surviving wives, Khairiah Sabar, who was living with her husband in Abbottabad when he was killed.
“We have heard he has married the daughter of Mohammed Atta,” said Ahmad al-Attas, Osama’s half-brother, speaking to
. “We’re not sure where he is, but it could be Afghanistan,” he added.
Hamza, a potential successor to al-Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri, has released several audio speeches calling for attack on Western interests, including one in 2016 in which he vowed to avenge his father’s death.
His marriage to the daughter of Atta appears to confirm that the 9/11 alumni remains a central hub of Al-Qaeda and that the organisation itself continues to be organised around Osama’s legacy, the
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