: AP: Bin Laden's son threatens revenge against US

18:08 Jul. 10, 2016

AP: Bin Laden's son threatens revenge against US

Bomb making apparatus is shown November 17, 2001 in an abandoned house once used by Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda network in Kabul, Afghanistan (Getty Images)

Bin Laden was killed in a May 2011 US raid at his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan

Al-Qaida's media arm has released an audio in which the purported son of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden threatens revenge against the US for assassinating his father.

In the video released by As-Sahab Saturday, Hamza bin Laden tells Americans that they are accountable for the decisions of their leaders. He says al-Qaida will continue waging jihad, or holy war, against the US in response to its "oppression" of Muslims.

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"If you think that your sinful crime that you committed in Abbottabad has passed without punishment, then you thought wrong," Hamza bin Laden says.

Bin Laden was killed in a May 2011 US raid at his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. His son's whereabouts is not known. Full story 

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