Trump Confirms That Al-Qaida Leader Bin Laden’s Son Was Killed in Special U.S. Operation

U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed on Saturday that Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden's son and himself a notable figure in the militant group, Hamza bin Laden, was killed in a U.S. operation in the "Afghanistan/Pakistan region." 

A White House statement said the operation took place in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region.

"The loss of Hamza bin Laden not only deprives Al-Qaida of important leadership skills and the symbolic connection to his father, but undermines important operational activities of the group," the statement said. 

– A BBC report about Hamza bin Laden’s death, July 2019.