US believes Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza is dead

(CNN)The US believes late al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden‘s son Hamza bin Laden is dead, a US official told CNN on Wednesday. The New York Times, citing two US officials, said “the United States government had a role in the operation that killed the younger Mr. bin Laden, but it was not clear precisely what that role was.” When it offered the reward the US government accused the Saudi Arabia-born Hamza bin Laden of seeking to encourage attacks against the US. While The New York Times said the operation that killed him took place prior to the State Department’s reward offer, his death had yet to be confirmed by the US government. Hamza bin Laden “has released audio and …