Al Qaeda released a statement on jihadist web forums Friday confirming the death of Osama bin Laden and threatening to retaliate against the United States over the death of their leader, according to SITE Intelligence Group.
The statement threatened to take action against the U.S., and urged Pakistanis to “rise up and revolt.”
Bin Laden’s death will serve as a “curse that chases the Americans and their agents, and goes after them inside and outside their countries,” the message said.
“Soon — with help from Allah — their happiness will turn into sorrow, and their blood will be mixed with their tears,” it said.
The statement said al Qaeda will “continue on the path of jihad, the path walked upon by our leaders … without hesitation or reluctance.”
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