Hamza bin Laden, the son of the slain Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has married the daughter of Mohammed Atta, the lead “hijacker” of the September 2001 attacks in the US, the family told the Guardian.
In a interview with the Guardian, two half brothers of Osama, Ahmad and Hassan al-Attas, confirmed the news of the union.
“We have heard he has married the daughter of Mohammed Atta,” Ahmad al-Attas told the daily. “We’re not sure where he is, but it could be Afghanistan.”
The brothers said they believed Hamza had taken a senior position within Al Qaida and was aiming to avenge the death of his father who was shot dead during a US military raid in Pakistan’s Abbottabad town on May 2, 2011.
Hamza is the son of one of Osama bin Laden’s three surviving wives, Khairiah Sabar, who was living with her husband in Abbottabad when he was killed.
“We have heard he has married the daughter of Mohammed Atta,” said Ahmad al-Attas. “We’re not sure where he is, but it could be Afghanistan.”