Osamas son Hamza missing since US raid


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Osamas son missing since US raid


One of Osama bin Ladens sons went missing after the US raid in Abbottabad.

Quoting Pakistani officials as saying, a British newspaper reported that Osamas widows also said that Hamza had not been seen since the May 2 raid.

The Pakistani investigators believed that someone was missing from Osamas compound, the paper said.

The US officials said that one of Osamas sons, Khalid, was killed in the raid. It is not known if another son, Hamza, was in the compound at the time of the raid, though his mother is reportedly in custody.

The US has denied its special forces took anyone from the compound other than Osamas body.

Osama, who was married five times, is survived by at least 18 children. None of the sons, however, are in line to succeed their father for leadership of al Qaeda, a US news channel reported.

Osamas sons have never played a real operational role of any significance. They did not appear to be groomed for leadership roles in al Qaeda, former White House counter-terrorism advisor Richard Clarke said.