BEIRUT (CBSNewYork/AP) — 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 U.S. 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 U.S. in response to its “oppression” of Muslims.READ MORE: NYPD: 2 Gunmen Wanted After 10 Shot In Front Of Queens Business; 'A Brazen, Coordinated Attack'
“If you think that your sinful crime that you committed in Abbottabad has passed without punishment, then you thought wrong,” he says.READ MORE: Man Struck, Seriously Injured In Huntington Station Hit-And-Run
Bin Laden was killed in a May 2011 U.S. raid at his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. His son’s whereabouts is not known. Analysts speculate that he may be preparing to take over leadership of al-Qaida.MORE NEWS: Fauci Says Unvaccinated Americans Are 'Propagating This Outbreak' As Delta Spreads
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