Transcript for Osama Bin Laden's son believed to be dead
We turn to new developments involving Osama bin laden's son believed to be killed in a takedown. U.S. Officials saying he was being groomed to lead Al Qaeda. Our foreign correspondent James Longman has the latest on this. Good morning, James. Reporter: Good morning, Cecilia. Osama bin laden was perhaps the world's most infamous terrorist and now we know his son an apparent heir is also dead. Two U.S. Officials tell ABC news that hamza bin laden believed to be about 30 was killed at some point over the last two years and U.S. Intelligence played a role in the operation but it remains unclear where or how he back in February the state department offered a you $1 million reward for his capture calling had I'm a key leader and his last public statements came last year when he threatened his native Saudi Arabia with violent jihad. Papers found in the compound where his father was killed in 2011 show he may have been groomed for a prominent role in Al Qaeda, Cecilia. He's really being, as you said, labeled as a key leader. Do you have a sense of how significant this takedown was? Reporter: Well, certainly on a symbolic level the bin laden name is powerful. They've been losing ground to ISIS for some time so arguably I guess they represent a greater threat now. Amy. Now to a stunning scene in
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