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Osama bin Laden's son promises revenge against United States

Posted at 12:28 PM, Jul 10, 2016

The son of Osama bin Laden has threatened the United States in an online speech, vowing revenge for the death of his father.

SITE Intelligence reports that Hamza bin Laden posted a 21-minute speech online entitled “We Are All Osama,” in which he promised continued attacks from al Qaeda in retaliation for his father’s death.

"We will continue striking you and targeting you in your country and abroad in response to your oppression of the people of Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia and the rest of the Muslim lands that did not survive your oppression," Hamza bin Laden said, according to Reuters. "As for the revenge by the Islamic nation for Sheikh Osama, may Allah have mercy on him, it is not revenge for Osama the person but it is revenge for those who defended Islam."

Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the September 11th attacks, was killed in 2011 when Navy SEALs stormed his compound in Pakistan. Hamza bin Laden, who is in his mid-20s, is being touted by al Qaeda as a revolutionary voice for the terrorist group.

Al Qaeda has lost a significant portion of its membership in the past few years to other extremists groups like the Islamic State.