Hamza bin Laden, 30, has threatened attacks on the US and allies to avenge his father Osama’s death in May 2011 by US commandos. The US State Department announced a $1m reward for information leading to his capture. “Hamza bin Laden is emerging as a leader of the AQ franchise,” said the notice. Osama Bin Laden had groomed his son to take over the AQ leadership. In August 2015, he began releasing audio and video messages on the Internet calling on his followers to launch attacks against the United States and its Western allies. “On January 5, 2017, the Department of State designated Hamza bin Laden as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist. His assets based in the United States were frozen.