A screen grab from an undated video made available by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) shows Hamza bin Laden, the son of late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Photo: EPA-EFE A screen grab from an undated video made available by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) shows Hamza bin Laden, the son of late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Photo: EPA-EFE
A screen grab from an undated video made available by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) shows Hamza bin Laden, the son of late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Al-Qaeda still a threat, whether nominal leader is dead or alive

  • The US claims Hamza bin Laden – son of the late and notorious Osama bin Laden – has been killed. But whatever the truth, the terrorist group remains a danger to the world

A screen grab from an undated video made available by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) shows Hamza bin Laden, the son of late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Photo: EPA-EFE A screen grab from an undated video made available by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) shows Hamza bin Laden, the son of late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Photo: EPA-EFE
A screen grab from an undated video made available by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) shows Hamza bin Laden, the son of late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Photo: EPA-EFE
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