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. Manson

    1 Bin Laden is dead 2 Obama was born in America 3 Planes took down the WTC 4 Republicans just lost the 2012 presidential election 5 BEERTHIRTYYY!

    May 6, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Clay

      1) Where is the evidence of Osama bin Laden's body that would confirm the kill? 2) Why has Obama continued Bush's insane and economically detrimental War on Terror policies? 3) How did the 43-story WTC Building 7 fall at free fall speed in a matter of seconds although no plane ever hit WTC 7? 4) How does a fixation on Osama Bin Laden in the political realm help to improve America's economic and political standing? 5) Beerthirty???? What does that even mean??

      You make no sense man.

      May 6, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • waiting

      Clay... Wake up, Clay. The reality alarm clock is ringing. Time to wake up from your delusional slumber.

      May 6, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chris

    sarah palin just needs to shut the hell up...

    May 6, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Obama been Bleedin


      May 6, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • SouthernJewel

      Sarah Who?

      May 6, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Airborne

    Really is really bat s*it

    May 6, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  4. Afridi

    Osama's daughter was smart enough to point to another body as her father while Osama slept/hid in a basement. In the helicopter Osama's son told the fact to the seals and they sent son's tissue for DNA test and after shattering face of the body of the gaurd respectfully buried him in sea.

    May 6, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  5. Obama been Bleedin

    Right back at ya, al Qaeda. We will continue to blow your sorry a$$es up where you live. You will continue to live daily in fear of a cruise missile or a drone attack or a crack squad of our military forces deployed to make a surgical strike against you scurvy, barbaric dogs. All of your bluster and threats will not deter us. It just shows your fear. You words ring hollow and we will strike fear into your hearts for years to come. What?! Did you hear something?? Look over your shoulders, dudes. Yeah, that's the USA coming to get you.

    May 6, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Clay

      It's disturbing how proud you are of USA's ability to commit summary executions without due process. Watch out, with the PATRIOT Act an American citizen may find themselves soon in the same position.

      And our justice system used to be the envy of the world! O, how the mighty have fallen!

      May 6, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. The Media Machine Stokes The Flames

    Just got my mail today. The latest issue of Time was delivered. On the cover, they have a picture of bin with a blood dripping, huge red X across his picture. Yeah, I'm glad the guy is dead. But c'mon media? You guys seem H/E/L/L bent on stoking the flames. All you are doing is enabling more rage from the lunatics and giving them more reason to plot their insane actions.

    Was there really a need for a picture of the ugly dude with a blood dripping X over his face? Time the new National Enquirer. I'm canceling my subscription today, stupid jerks.

    May 6, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. kim


    May 6, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bigbangtheory

    Al Qaeda stfu already you clowns. Osama was taken down by a navy seal dog..hahah Real bad asses that Al Qaeda...LOL

    May 6, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. matrixman

    The only poster using their brain on this thread is Clay. Think out of the box people, our media has been co-opted along time ago...they work for the corporatocracy that is expanding the wars and creating new and better boggie man and it didn't take long to get a new bad guy did it? Now suddenly it's Anwar al-Awlaki...oh, that's interesting! The new guy who dined with Pentagon officials soon after 9/11...sounds like a CIA plant to me.

    Look into building 7 and all the explosive evidence surrounding 9/11...It screams inside job!

    BTW Osama bin Laden has been dead for years some research and don't rely on CNN or other alphabet networks. Read what the mid-east has to say about Osama bin Laden and his death, even US and Brtish news outlets reported on Osama dying many times before in the past.

    It takes 3 trillion dollars plus10 years of special forces, FBI Intell CIA Intell, MI6 intell, ISI intell and a huge military industrial complex to find a man dying of kidney disease probably getting dialysis everyday. Couldn't they track down Osama's bank accounts or track the medical supplies needed probably weekly for his kidney disease? Then suddenly in the sleepy town of Abbottabad surrounded by intell and military troops for US as well as mercenary's he is found at a so called "palace", how convenient is that? Then they kill him and dump his body in the ocean in less then 24 hours...what, no proof for us Americans waiting for this moment for 10 years? He is suppose to be the biggest criminal in American hint of a hoax yet?

    I believe that the powers at be are using this latest fraud to distract the American public from Obama's downward spiral in the polls from the awkward killings of Gaddafi's son and the innocent children from last week's raid in Libya as well as the ridiculous and fraudulent Obama birth certificate. Just bring the birth certificate into Adobe Illustrator and see the fraud yourself.

    How much more fear, lies, economic strife and on-going war can the American public accept? Apparently tons! Now they are bringing out more fear with the so called "Osama Laptop findings" Watch the police state grow and the calm before the storm. America...we can not kill our way to peace.

    May 6, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • eyeroll

      Your tinfoil hat fell off.

      May 6, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Frediano

    It's a hoot watching all the lefties cheer on our American hero widow and orphan makers. What happened to 'loathe' the military? Still, the gesture politics wasn't too far behind. We just send in our widow and orphan makers to impolitely shoot off half of OBLs face, so he could die with a stupid look thereon, and then jarringly force some poor US servicemen to sit through a 40 minute gesture politics service that won no hearts and minds. It's only purpose was to make the duck pate fo down a little easier that night at the Georgetown Bistros. But all that Jimmy Carter-esque hand wringing and propitiation was the wrong thing to do in front of the world.

    Reminds me exactly of Jimmy Carter selling those F-15s to Saudi Arabia, and then announcing to the world "But they aren't armed." total have it both ways twit. Just like, whoever is behind that goofy 40 minute ceremony.

    Stuff him with bacon and throw him to the sharks, then dance on his watery grave.

    May 6, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Forever Frontier

    Freedom Rules Forever! Death to all pharoes and their remnants.He who has an ear,hear.

    May 6, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Forever Frontier

    Bring out the whiskey and the rye, we are going to hack em and sack em all over,again!

    May 6, 2011 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  13. matrixman

    Why? Because I don't agree with the official narrative?
    Pretty harsh words for a obedient slave.
    I guess you like endless war and killing but I'm the sicko!

    Investigate before you interrogate you mindless surf.

    May 6, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Cesar

    @Cesar 9:31 AM: You like that phrase? I got a phrase for you. Your filthy mother likes big, long elephant d*cks. How is that for a phrase? Do you like it? Your mother does.

    May 6, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  15. matrixman

    Nice and well thought out ignorant Zealot.
    The liberals are really showing their true colors. Nothing but unresearched and unquestioning warmongers.

    May 7, 2011 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
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