Al-Arabia -In a first, exclusive images provided to Al Arabiya have shown Hamza bin Laden, the son of late al-Qaeda leader Osama, with his brothers in Iran.
Bin Laden asked Hamza, or Ahmad Khan as he asked him to call himself while on the journey, to contact a trustworthy mediator in Peshawar and stay with him until they can find another house that’s closer to his. He also asked him to quickly leave Waziristan and forge any identity card to leave. Hamza thus left it in 2010.
Hamza was selected as an heir to his father’s legacy because of his meek character and obedience, as Atiyahallah wrote in a letter noting that he was not like Saad who was killed by a drone strike in Waziristan after escaping from Iran. Saad died because of his impulsive behavior and because he did not follow instructions.
“After you arrive, you will further prepare yourself for the jihad of words which is great. There aren’t plenty of jihadists who are capable of this type of jihad. I want you to learn from the experience we acquired while you were away. This will need time. As for weapons, you will learn how to use them during a short period of time. Work hard on getting out as soon as possible and until arrangements are made, do not leave the house unless you really have to and don’t take your son with you,” the letter said.