Bin Laden death `increases fire of war:` Qaeda

The leader of Al-Qaeda`s branch in North Africa Thursday warned that the US killing of Osama bin Laden will only increase the desire to take revenge on the West, the SITE monitoring group reported.

Updated: May 27, 2011, 01:02 AM IST

Dubai: The leader of Al-Qaeda`s branch in
North Africa Thursday warned that the US killing of Osama bin
Laden will only increase the desire to take revenge on the
West, the SITE monitoring group reported.

"With this act, you have only increased the fire of war
and enraged it," Abu Musab Abdul Wadud, chief of al Qaeda in
the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), said in an audio message posted on
jihadist Internet forums.

"With this act, you increased the animosity of the
Ummah (Muslim nation) towards you, its desire to retaliate
against you, and its insistance to fight and defeat you," he
said in an address to the West, according to SITE.

Al-Qaeda has already vowed to avenge the May 2 killing
in a US commando raid near Islamabad of bin Laden, declaring
him a "martyr" and calling on Muslims to rise up against the
United States.

PTI