White House Confirms Osama Bin Laden's Son Hamza Killed In U.S. Operation | NBC Nightly News

NBC’S PENTAGON CORRESPONDENT COURTNEY KUBE ON WHAT WE KNOW CORRESPONDENT COURTNEY KUBE ON WHAT WE KNOW AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR KUBE ON WHAT WE KNOW AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR AL QAEDA AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR AL QAEDA

>> Reporter: TODAY AL QAEDA >> Reporter: TODAY PRESIDENT TRUMP >> Reporter: TODAY PRESIDENT TRUMP CONFIRMING AN NBC NEWS PRESIDENT TRUMP CONFIRMING AN NBC NEWS EXCLUSIVE REPORT FROM CONFIRMING AN NBC NEWS EXCLUSIVE REPORT FROM JULY THAT OSAMA BIN EXCLUSIVE REPORT FROM JULY THAT OSAMA BIN LADEN’S SON AND HEIR JULY THAT OSAMA BIN LADEN’S SON AND HEIR APPARENT TO AL QAEDA LADEN’S SON AND HEIR APPARENT TO AL QAEDA IS DEAD APPARENT TO AL QAEDA IS DEAD THE WHITE HOUSE IS DEAD THE WHITE HOUSE RELEASING A STATEMENT THE WHITE HOUSE RELEASING A STATEMENT SAYING THAT HAMZA BIN RELEASING A STATEMENT SAYING THAT HAMZA BIN LADEN WAS KILLED IN A SAYING THAT HAMZA BIN LADEN WAS KILLED IN A U

S COUNTERTERRORISM LADEN WAS KILLED IN A US COUNTERTERRORISM OPERATION IN THE US

COUNTERTERRORISM OPERATION IN THE AFGHANISTAN/PAKISTAN OPERATION IN THE AFGHANISTAN/PAKISTAN REGION AFGHANISTAN/PAKISTAN REGION SURROUNDED BY JIHAD REGION SURROUNDED BY JIHAD FROM A YOUNG AGE, SURROUNDED BY JIHAD FROM A YOUNG AGE, HAMZA WAS JUST 7 YEARS FROM A YOUNG AGE, HAMZA WAS JUST 7 YEARS OLD WHEN HIS FATHER HAMZA WAS JUST 7 YEARS OLD WHEN HIS FATHER DECLARED HOLY WAR ON OLD WHEN HIS FATHER DECLARED HOLY WAR ON THE US

AND MOVED THE DECLARED HOLY WAR ON THE US AND MOVED THE FAMILY TO AFGHANISTAN THE US

AND MOVED THE FAMILY TO AFGHANISTAN HE APPEARED IN AN AL FAMILY TO AFGHANISTAN HE APPEARED IN AN AL QAEDA VIDEO SOON AFTER HE APPEARED IN AN AL QAEDA VIDEO SOON AFTER THE SEPTEMBER 11th QAEDA VIDEO SOON AFTER THE SEPTEMBER 11th ATTACKS AND WAS SEEN THE SEPTEMBER 11th ATTACKS AND WAS SEEN AS THE MOST ATTACKS AND WAS SEEN AS THE MOST CHARISMATIC, AS THE MOST CHARISMATIC, RELIGIOUS, AND CHARISMATIC, RELIGIOUS, AND MILITANT OF OSAMA BIN RELIGIOUS, AND MILITANT OF OSAMA BIN LADEN’S SONS MILITANT OF OSAMA BIN LADEN’S SONS HAMZA WAS NOT AT THE LADEN’S SONS

HAMZA WAS NOT AT THE PAKISTAN COMPOUND WHEN HAMZA WAS NOT AT THE PAKISTAN COMPOUND WHEN HIS FATHER WAS KILLED PAKISTAN COMPOUND WHEN HIS FATHER WAS KILLED BY US NAVY SEALS IN HIS FATHER WAS KILLED BY US NAVY SEALS IN MAY OF 2011

BY US NAVY SEALS IN MAY OF 2011 STILL FEW DETAILS MAY OF 2011 STILL FEW DETAILS ABOUT HOW AND WHEN STILL FEW DETAILS ABOUT HOW AND WHEN HAMZA WAS KILLED

ABOUT HOW AND WHEN HAMZA WAS KILLED US OFFICIALS ONLY HAMZA WAS KILLED U

S OFFICIALS ONLY SAYING IT WAS US OFFICIALS ONLY SAYING IT WAS SOMETIME IN THE LAST SAYING IT WAS SOMETIME IN THE LAST TWO YEARS SOMETIME IN THE LAST TWO YEARS

>> CERTAINLY IT WOULD TWO YEARS >> CERTAINLY IT WOULD APPEAR THAT THIS WAS >> CERTAINLY IT WOULD APPEAR THAT THIS WAS AN INDIVIDUAL THAT WAS APPEAR THAT THIS WAS AN INDIVIDUAL THAT WAS KILLED IN AN AIR AN INDIVIDUAL THAT WAS KILLED IN AN AIR STRIKE KILLED IN AN AIR STRIKE >> Reporter: BUT STRIKE >> Reporter: BUT EARLIER THIS YEAR THE >> Reporter: BUT EARLIER THIS YEAR THE U

S STATE DEPARTMENT EARLIER THIS YEAR THE US STATE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED A $1 MILLION US

STATE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED A $1 MILLION REWARD FOR INFORMATION ANNOUNCED A $1 MILLION REWARD FOR INFORMATION ABOUT HIS WHEREABOUTS REWARD FOR INFORMATION ABOUT HIS WHEREABOUTS AND A LOOMING QUESTION ABOUT HIS WHEREABOUTS AND A LOOMING QUESTION TONIGHT WITH THE AND A LOOMING QUESTION TONIGHT WITH THE CURRENT EMIR OF AL TONIGHT WITH THE CURRENT EMIR OF AL QAEDA AYMAN AL CURRENT EMIR OF AL QAEDA AYMAN AL ZAWAHIRI BELIEVED TO QAEDA AYMAN AL ZAWAHIRI BELIEVED TO BE IN HIS 70s, WHO ZAWAHIRI BELIEVED TO BE IN HIS 70s, WHO WILL LEAD AL QAEDA BE IN HIS 70s, WHO WILL LEAD AL QAEDA NEXT? WILL LEAD AL QAEDA NEXT? >> WHO LEADS THE NEXT? >> WHO LEADS THE ORGANIZATION? >> WHO LEADS THE ORGANIZATION? THE IMMEDIATE GUESS IS ORGANIZATION? THE IMMEDIATE GUESS IS THAT IT WILL BE AL THE IMMEDIATE GUESS IS THAT IT WILL BE AL QAEDA FOLKS THAT ARE THAT IT WILL BE AL QAEDA FOLKS THAT ARE INSIDE OF SYRIA RIGHT QAEDA FOLKS THAT ARE INSIDE OF SYRIA RIGHT NOW INSIDE OF SYRIA RIGHT NOW

>> SO COURTNEY, HOW NOW >> SO COURTNEY, HOW DOES THIS IMPACT AL >> SO COURTNEY, HOW DOES THIS IMPACT AL QAEDA? DOES THIS IMPACT AL QAEDA? >> Reporter: WELL, QAEDA? >> Reporter: WELL, JOSE, WHILE HAMZA BIN >> Reporter: WELL, JOSE, WHILE HAMZA BIN LADEN WAS BEING JOSE, WHILE HAMZA BIN LADEN WAS BEING GROOMED TO BE THE FACE LADEN WAS BEING GROOMED TO BE THE FACE OF THE FUTURE OF AL GROOMED TO BE THE FACE OF THE FUTURE OF AL QAEDA, US OFFICIALS OF THE FUTURE OF AL QAEDA, US

OFFICIALS DO NOT BELIEVE HE WAS QAEDA, US OFFICIALS DO NOT BELIEVE HE WAS ACTUALLY LEADING ANY DO NOT BELIEVE HE WAS ACTUALLY LEADING ANY OPERATIONS WHEN HE ACTUALLY LEADING ANY OPERATIONS WHEN HE DIED OPERATIONS WHEN HE DIED HIS DEATH IS DIED

HIS DEATH IS SIGNIFICANT IN ITS HIS DEATH IS SIGNIFICANT IN ITS SYMBOLISM BECAUSE OF SIGNIFICANT IN ITS SYMBOLISM BECAUSE OF HIS FAMILY NAME SYMBOLISM BECAUSE OF HIS FAMILY NAME BEYOND THAT THE REAL HIS FAMILY NAME BEYOND THAT THE REAL PRACTICAL IMPACT IT’S BEYOND THAT THE REAL PRACTICAL IMPACT IT’S LIKELY TO HAVE ON THE PRACTICAL IMPACT IT’S LIKELY TO HAVE ON THE TERROR ORGANIZATION IS

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