Hamza bin Laden, son of the late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was reportedly killed in a covert operation possibly mounted by the United States. U.S. officials have confirmed this to the NBC network. He was killed even before the U.S. announced a reward for his capture earlier this year. But where he was killed and in what circumstances is not known. Hamza was being groomed by his father to take over al-Qaeda. Various audio statements have been attributed to him calling for the overthrow of the U.S. But his last public statements were made in 2018, there has been nothing since then.