Al Qaeda confirms bin Laden's death, group says
May 6th, 2011
10:02 AM ET

Al Qaeda confirms bin Laden's death, group says

[Updated at 10:02 a.m. ET] Read the full statement.

[Updated at 8:51 a.m. ET ] The statement, translated by SITE, lauded the late militant, threatened to take action against the United States, 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, and on top of them" bin Laden "without hesitation or reluctance.

Bin Laden and other militants used the internet to post messages to their followers before and after al Qaeda's September, 11, 2001 attack on the United States.

[Updated at 8:40 a.m. ET] CNN has seen the statement posted on the jihadist forum regarding Osama bin Laden's death and is working to translate it. We'll bring you any information from it as soon as we get it.

[Posted at 8:28 a.m. ET] Al Qaeda released a statement on jihadist forums confirming the death of its leader, Osama bin Laden, according to SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors militant messages.

CNN could not immediately confirm the statement.

Bin Laden was killed early Monday in a raid conducted by the U.S. at a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

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  1. DAvid

    If you can't CONFIRM IT IS REAL, WHY RELEASE IT? What a bunch of BS! Why did we not take his wife in for questioning. We killed EVERYONE in there and then let the PAKISTANIS take her in for questioning? HA!

    This is to show that the americans the Pakistanis are helping in some form in exchange for supporting this BS STORY.

    Did you know OSama was never CHARGED WITH 911? Check the FBI's website and see for yourself. You know why?


    May 6, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
    • noseal

      for the same reasons u same we killed EVERYONE in there, 5 dead 15 alive. r u good with math? thats not even 50% dead

      May 6, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Sand

      A recent study concluded that of the few Americans who believe 9/11 was a government conspiracy, 90% of them did not go further in school than 4th grade. The rest went on to finish 5th grade.

      May 6, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  2. ModernMan

    Al Qaeda... Shmal Qaeda

    May 6, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  3. Donald

    But this comunication is fake too, I can see the pixels of "Breaking News" are not even! I am an smat guy, I am telling you.

    May 6, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
    • SweetPea

      You am an smat guy??

      May 6, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  4. sunbash78

    Right wing are so stupid. Omg. Maybe they need to take the dilldo out their ass and stop smoking crack with bush n maybe they might understand. holy MOLY. I'm a democrate n am not afraid to say rip osama. I also have a heart. May god judge him accordingly.

    May 6, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
    • ModernMan

      You... are an idiot.

      May 6, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  5. ModernMan

    Let's get Pakistan next

    May 6, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  6. SweetPea

    sorry, I don't know one liberal that is demanding proof....on the other hand......

    May 6, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  7. 1st 75th C Company 3rd plt 3rd sqd B team

    Is dead move on

    May 6, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  8. David

    Video of FDNY fire fighter describing A BLACK PLANE HITTING THE WTC. Start it at 6:10

    You can verify the dark plane in this video. Stop it 8-9 seconds and then again at 1:48.

    What are you going to do about this startling find?

    May 6, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Skxawng

      Ignore it as the bullish!t that it is. Thanks.

      May 6, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Ralphie

      I'll start by ridiculing you for believing there's anything to this.

      May 6, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Uniblob

      Those jets looked white to me. Is that the point of this video, that the jets didn't look white? It's hard to tell because of all the spelling and grammatical errors.

      May 6, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
    • waiting

      Jesse Ventura? Really? Wasn't he a "professional" wrestler? I imagine you buy into that crap as well. The show is called "Conspiracy Theory" for a reason. Otherwise, it would be called, "The Six O'Clock News".

      May 6, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Skxawng

    The next communique from al q will be that they have a new #1 guy and that Pakistan better kick the US out or they will be targeted for increased attacks too. Remember, you read it here first.

    May 6, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  10. Really?

    f- i'm not sure if you are defending Osama in your statement or what? The way we as American's think and the way that those people think are completely and utterly two different though processes. We have a heart those people are taught to hate from the womb so in all honesty I could care less how his kids felt as they watched their Father being killed. They were going to grow up and become terrorist just like the rest of em. Are we really defending them?

    May 6, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  11. nowwatchthisdrive

    your an ass and sick.

    May 6, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  12. Micah

    McMurdo. It's "imply", not "infer". When you allude to something without saying it, that's implication; when you withdraw from information more than was stated, that's inferrence.

    That aside, I agree with you. Too many people are unwilling to accept reality and judge a man by his actions (Obama in this case). The right's blind support of Bush and equally blind opposition to Obama make me ashamed to be republican.

    May 6, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  13. Caligula

    Al Qaeda said it, it must be true.

    May 6, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  14. Really?


    May 6, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |

    Now that this is History. We now have to look at the big picture DEFEATING BARACK OBAMA IN 2012. Unemployment went back to 9%, gas prices $4 to $5 a gallon, record deficits, I see this a reason not to vote for Barack Obama for a second term. Our Economy is a mess thanks to our President. Vote Republican in 2012.

    May 6, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Republican's are fraud's !

      Please now that this is a part of history Republican's have about as much of a chance at winning in 2012 as Charlie Sheen ! Better luck next time ! You're playing for second place you just don't know it yet !

      May 6, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Uniblob

      LOL!!! You better work really, REALLY hard!!!

      May 6, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
    • DarkAdam

      I love how you magically believe the government sets the price for gas, and not the oil industry.

      May 6, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
    • waiting

      Delusional Democrats.... There's a reason your political symbol is an ass.

      May 6, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
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