Osama Bin Laden’s youngest son, 19-year-old Hamza, who has been dubbed the “Crown Prince of Terror”, is believed to have escaped on the night American forces storrmed his father’s compound.
Pakistani security officials said one of bin Laden’s Bin Laden’s wife revealed one of the terror
leader’s sons had not been seen since the raid – but the source did not
confirm which one.
Another son, 22-year-old Khalid, was confirmed
dead by the US military. He is believed to have been one of the men
shown in graphic photos taken in the aftermath of the raid and released
to Reuters last week.
of Bin Laden’s wives and several of his children were taken into
custody by Pakistani intelligence forces after the raid – but now it
appears one of his sons may have evaded capture.
came as fascinating new details emerged of the US assault force
dispatched to find Osama Bin Laden, including the president’s
insistence that it had to be large enough to fight off hostile
Pakistani soldiers if need be.
three women are due to be interrogated by US agents soon, after days of
wrangling with Pakistani officials who have been interviewing the
Hamza was widely seen as his father’s heir and has been implicated in the murder of Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto.
Pakistani investigators agreed it appeared someone was missing from the squalid lair where Bin Laden was shot dead on Sunday.
terror mastermind shared the hideout with three of his five wives and
several of his younger children, including his 12-year-old daughter,
According to Pakistani officials, the girl watched her
father die and described how she saw his bloody body being hoisted into
a US helicopter.
Meanwhile, the CIA has informed senate committees that their members can view post-mortem photos of bin Laden, if they wish.
President Barack Obama last week ruled out making the photos
available for public viewing because it could incite violence and be
used by al Qaeda as a propaganda too