The Obama administration Thursday added the son of Al-Qaeda founder and September 11th mastermind Usama bin Laden to a terror list.
(FOX)- This marks the 239th terrorist designation from the State Department since 2012, a State Department spokesperson told Fox News.
The State Department designated Hamza bin Laden, 27, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT), which imposes sanctions on foreign people thought to have committed or pose a serious risk of committing acts of terrorism that threaten U.S. national security, foreign policy, or the economy of the United States.
Al-Qaeda senior leader Ayman al-Zawahiri earlier announced Hazma bin Laden as an official member of the terrorist group, according to a 2015 audio message obtained by the State Department.
That message also contains bin Laden threatening revenge against the United States—specifically calling for lone wolf attacks against Washington D.C., Paris, and Tel Aviv.
The State Department said that in 2016, bin Laden called on Saudi Arabian-based tribes to unite with Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen to “wage war” against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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