The country's interior ministry announced the move in a statement after the US state department said on Thursday it was offering a reward of up to $1m(£760,000) for information leading "to the identification or location in any country" of Hamza, calling him a key al-Qaeda leader.
In the notice published in the kingdom's official gazette on Friday, the ministry said his citizenship was revoked via royal decree in November. There was no explanation why the order was only made public now.
Saudi-born Hamza is thought to be around 30 years old, and was named as a “specially designated global terrorist” by the US in January 2017. He has released audio and video messages calling for attacks against the US and its allies.
The US on Thursday offered up to $1 million for information leading to the identification or whereabouts of Osama bin Laden’s son, Anadolu reports. The State Department described Hamza bin Laden as a “key leader” within al-Qaeda who is growing in prominence within the US-designated terror group.
Following several unclaimed terrorist attacks on Saudi territory over the past few months, yesterday the son of Al-Qaeda's founder Osama bin Laden urged Saudis to take discontent to the next level and to "overthrow" the kingdom's rulers in order to "free" themselves from US influence, SITE Intelligence Group reported Wednesday. In an undated audio message, Hamza bin Laden urged Saudi youth to join the Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) to "gain the necessary experience" to fight, according to SITE.
When it rains it pours. Lately the US has been dealing with surging violence between state police forces and local residents. Along with the continuing threat of ISIS, the US now has Hamza Bin Laden, son of Osama Bin Laden, to focus on following reports of a new audio message in which he threatens the US among others.
THIS is Osama Bin Laden’s school-age son, who yesterday continued his father’s mission of hate — with a POEM begging for Britain to be destroyed.
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