Al-Qaeda confirms bin Laden’s death
Al-Qaeda confirmed the death of Osama bin Laden Friday in an Internet message that vowed revenge on the United States and its allies, including Pakistan, according to the SITE monitoring service.
Five days after President Barack Obama announced bin Laden’s death in a U.S. raid in Pakistan, al-Qaeda vowed not to deviate from the path of armed struggle and said bin Laden’s blood “is more precious to us and to every Muslim than to be wasted in vain.”
“It (bin Laden’s blood) will remain, with permission from Allah the Almighty, a curse that chases the Americans and their agents, and goes after them inside and outside their countries,” the militant network said in a statement released on Islamist Internet forums and translated by SITE.
Photo: Pakistani protesters burn a U.S. flag in protest against the killing of Osama bin Laden in Multan, on May 6, 2011. (S S MIRZA/AFP/Getty Images)