United States of America designates Osama's son as terrorist

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Osama's son is now officially a terrorist
Osama's son is now officially a terrorist

Washington : The United States of America on Thursday designated one of Osama bin Laden's sons as a terrorist.

The U.S. State Department on Thursday added Hamza bin Laden in its list of global terrorists after confirming that he followed in the footsteps of his father.

Hamza is believed to be in his mid 20s and has become one of the faces of A Qaeda.

The terrorist outfits senior leader Ayman al-Zawahiri released a tape in August 2015 stating that Hamza had joined the group.

Hamza himself spoke in the audio message and called for lone wolf attacks in Washington, DC, Paris and Tel Aviv.

In July, he issued another audio message calling for 'revenge against the United States'.

The message read 'Saudi Arabian-based tribes to unite with al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen to wage war against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia' - an ally of the U.S.

The blacklisting on U.S.'s counter-terrorism list will lead to economic sanctions that prevents people on the list from doing business with American citizens and holding funds in U.S.-based bank accounts.