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Osama bin Laden's son has vowed revenge on the west for killing his father and is set to become the next leader of al-Qaeda, a former FBI agent has warned.
When he was still a child, he used to appear in propaganda videos holding a gun, the former FBI agent said.
"He was that kid that exhibited leadership skills early on. He was a poster kid for the al Qaeda… and for members of al Qaeda, who were indoctrinated with these propaganda videos, he means a lot to them," Mr Soufan said.
"His recent message that came out, he delivered the speech as if it's his father delivering the speech, using sentences, terminology that was used by Osama bin Laden."
"He's basically saying, 'American people, we're coming and you're going to feel it. And we're going to take revenge for what you did to my father…Iraq…Afghanistan'…the whole thing was about vengeance."
Six years after Osama bin Laden was killed by US special forces, Mr Soufan said al-Qaeda is "stronger than ever".
"I don't believe even bin Laden in his wildest dreams thought that he will have followers who command armies, troops…lands…"
Osama Bin Laden's son vows revenge on the west