Osama bin Laden speaks somewhere in Afghanistan in 1998.
Osama bin Laden speaks somewhere in Afghanistan in 1998.

SAS and CIA are now hunting bin Laden jnr

HAMZA bin Laden is being hunted by the British SAS after being listed by US and UK intelligence as one of their most wanted targets.

He heads the infamous terror group al-Qaeda, following in his father Osama bin Laden's footsteps.

UK special forces have launched a covert mission to "kill or capture” the now 28-year-old terrorist leader, the Daily Star reports.

Intelligence agencies warn he is "active” and has been plotting an attack on the West since US Navy Seals killed his father in 2011.

In the weeks before Osama bin Laden's death, bin Laden jnr disappeared from their remote compound in Abbottabad in Pakistan.

But two years ago, he issued videos praising the terror attacks in London.

In May, a Western intelligence source identified bin Laden jnr and confirmed he was planning a revenge attack on the West.

His led al-Qaeda when suicide attackers hijacked aircraft and flew them into the World Trade Center in September 2001. He called it the start of global jihad.

Bin Laden jnr's reappearance in Syria led to the CIA adding him to the top 10 "high-value” targets on the US terror watch list.

Up to 40 SAS soldiers have joined other units deployed to Syria to find him.

"Technology is at the forefront in tracking people such as Hamza, but a source on the ground who has identified him and gained additional intelligence is worth his weight in gold,” a senior intelligence source said.

"Hamza will be found - he will make a minor mistake and we will be waiting.”

- Charlie Parker, The Sun



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