Al Qaeda has confirmed the death of Osama bin Laden in a message on 3 May 2011, according to a report by NPR.
The “general leadership” of Al Qaeda declares that: “We stress that the blood of the holy warrior sheik, Osama bin Laden, God bless him, is precious to us and to all Muslims and will not go in vain.” The message continues with a warning: “We will remain, God willing, a curse chasing the Americans and their agents, following there outside and inside their countries. Soon, God willing, their happiness will turn to sadness and their blood will be mingled with their tears.”
Read more about this development in an article on NPR online.
Further details of Osama bin Laden’s life at his compound over the past several years continue to emerge from interrogations of his wives in Pakistan. See a related story on on bin Laden’s secret life at the compound on NPR online.