Bin Laden's son may have escaped during Abbottabad raid: Report

Published: May 11, 2011
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Hamza bin Laden, youngest son of OBL may have escaped capture during the US raid against his father in Abbottabad. PHOTO: AFP

Hamza bin Laden, youngest son of OBL may have escaped capture during the US raid against his father in Abbottabad. PHOTO: AFP

The British newspaper Telegraph reported on Tuesday that Hamza bin Laden, the youngest son of Osama bin Laden, may have escaped capture during the US raid against his father in Abbottabad.

Security officials believe a member of the Bin Laden household has disappeared since the raid, further deepening the confusion about who was killed.

Investigators have said that one of Bin Laden’s widows has admitted a family member has not been seen since the raid.

The fresh details raise fears that bin Laden’s youngest son and closest confidant, Hamza, may have escaped.

The White House initially claimed that 20-year-old Hamza had been killed in the raid, but later officials said his 22-year-old brother Khalid had been killed instead.

 

 

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  • I write U read
    May 11, 2011 - 11:43AM

    so does this mean OBL was not killed…instead little Hamza was?Recommend

  • Ashok
    May 11, 2011 - 11:52AM

    How was this picture obtained, and why is it of such poor quality?

    Just wondering if cell phones with video cameras are hacked into by governmental sources, and pictures are obtained without users permission in this fashion. Potentially cameras on laptops and cameras on cell phones can be used to spy on their users if the hacker has the talent and the access.

    Socially accepting a free information world also means a higher tolerance of invasion of privacy. I have a feeling that just as the CIA and Saudi Arabia funded BCCI bank was used to gather details on financial transactions made by criminal syndicates during the 80s, modern social sites like ‘Facebook’ may in fact be a way of obtaining access to what used to be your rolodex, once secure and private.Recommend

  • May 11, 2011 - 12:11PM

    @Ashok:
    Communication and media is very fast these days. It is possible this picture must have been released earlier by Al-Qaeda at one of their websites as I remember seeing this pircture earlier also on the website.

    What does this scenario got to do with BCCI episode. Does CitiBank, HSBC and other banks are not involved in Mondy laundering. But since BCCI belonged to Muslims, it was wrongly targetted to end competition with Western Banks and destroy image of Muslims.

    It is a long conspricy theory.Recommend

  • Faraz
    May 11, 2011 - 12:14PM

    After Osama .. the new name of terror is HAMZA BIN LADEN!!

    Fasten your seat belts for new drama!Recommend

  • Shahryar Ahmed
    May 11, 2011 - 12:27PM

    If I was this Kid, would have either shot myself or my father. The amount of damage his father did to the name of Islam is unimaginable. His Idiot father, for all the reason but Islam fuelled a fire which will burn for 100 years & destroy countless lives (mostly Muslims).

    He has done great dis-service to our religion & now his moronic followers will be doing the same & people like Hamid Mir (the biggest Idiot on TV) will try to dignify them & their acts.Recommend

  • Massileaks
    May 11, 2011 - 1:01PM

    Ok waiting till I hear that Osama wasnt killed and thats why we went for no picture and sea burial!!Recommend

  • Naveed
    May 11, 2011 - 2:09PM

    shot at an unarmed man instead of taking him in…
    buried at sea without disclosing the face of the dead….
    postmortem conducted by the one and only CIA…instead of letting the UN do it.
    fake videos of a black-bearded Osama at one place and another white-bearded in the other…who never looked at the camera even once.
    people who spent a decade doing research on OBL’s voice n videos are all quite marking another triumph of so called freedom of speech.
    reminds me of Lincoln……”you can fool all the people some of the times and some of the people all the time….but you can never fool all the people all the time”Recommend

  • May 11, 2011 - 2:15PM

    @Faraz
    He will be found in Islamabad after a decade long war against Pakistan. US is so good at making excuses and spread their stuff…Recommend

  • KM
    May 11, 2011 - 2:56PM

    Osama is known to have been killed many years ago … This was just a drama staged to malign or corner the pakistani forces and the intelligencia … You never that the americans left the debriefed widows to answer questions of the local forces, while at the same time make it look authentic.Recommend

  • Shahid
    May 11, 2011 - 2:59PM

    LOL….are they upto sketching the next bogeyman, Hamza Bin Laden :-)Recommend

  • arshad
    May 11, 2011 - 3:40PM

    Hitler & Osama bin Laden has gone but their names are written in the history. The difference between is that Hitler’s mission also finished with his death but Osama’s mission will be alive for long time until Palestine state is established on justice

    .Recommend

  • May 11, 2011 - 3:46PM

    Uh ohh – I get it. Bin Laden dead but Hamza escaped. So this clearly points to the upcoming series of revenge, meaning Hamza would now be the prince leading the (US-backed) Al-Qaeda which would kill people so that US could put more pressure on Pakistan and tell everyone how bad Pakistan is. Bogeyman! I can well imagine who might have had written the screenplay. Its the ever famous Zbigniew Brezinski (the political scientist who designs the policy guide to fragment countries)Recommend

  • hassan
    May 11, 2011 - 3:53PM

    Ohhh c’mon don’t say he is a young cadet in PMA who recently got admitted there..lolRecommend

  • Ali Khan
    May 11, 2011 - 3:54PM

    @Ashok

    Go to youtube and search for Hamza bin Laden and you will see his video or click this link

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNmcOUC06_8Recommend

  • Matiullah
    May 11, 2011 - 4:36PM

    I don’t know why Pakistanis are so emotional for OBL. He was a terrorist and brought bad name to Pakistan. Our agencies too share responsiblity. we should not be involved in world politics, keeping in mind the weak economic position.Recommend

  • S. Asghar
    May 11, 2011 - 7:44PM

    @MatiUllah: We are not emotional but rational. Asking about simple proof of his death. We have suffered more than 30000 civilian, 2700 soldiers death, besides 8000+ injured.

    Can not we have right to ask about the fate of man; who became pin-up guy and resulted in wars with 100,000+ deaths.

    My dear Mati, we expect proof. Ask locals/neighbors in Abbottabad. No one has ever seen a 6`4“ woman, or man. So, show us proof before you extend trillion dollar war industry down to our shores, and homes.Recommend

  • Massileaks
    May 11, 2011 - 8:18PM

    Amazing how this escape news is not getting any coverage in american media. Recommend

  • Karachi citizen
    May 11, 2011 - 9:31PM

    nice joke…………………..Recommend

  • nadya
    May 13, 2011 - 1:44AM

    i guess the americans want to make a sequel of alqaeda, Recommend

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