06 May '11, 2pm

Al-Qaeda confirms Osama death, vows revenge

Al-Qaeda confirms Osama death, vows revenge

DUBAI: Al-Qaeda confirmed the death of its leader Osama bin Laden which it threatened to avenge, in a statement posted on jihadist Internet forums on Friday, the US monitoring group SITE Intelligence reported. "We in Al-Qaeda organisation pledge to Allah the almighty and ask his help, support and steadfastness to continue on the path of jihad, the path walked upon by our leaders, and on top of them, Sheikh Osama," SITE said, quoting the statement. "We also stress that the blood of the mujahid Sheikh Osama bin Laden, may Allah have mercy upon him, weighs more to us and is more precious to us and to every Muslim than to be wasted in vain," it said. "We call upon our Muslim people in Pakistan, on whose land Sheikh Osama was killed, to rise up and revolt to cleanse this shame that has been attached to them by a clique of traitors and thieves who sold everything to the enemies....

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