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Your Views: Al-Qaeda's future
After acknowledging the death of Osama bin Laden, will the late leader's group fade from history or re-assert its power?
Last Modified: 15 May 2011 13:54
An Egyptian kisses a picture of Osama bin Laden during a protest in Cairo on May 6 [Reuters]

Al-Qaeda has confirmed the passing of its leader, Osama bin Laden.

But the group, known for major attacks on targets in several continents, said that it plans to continue to launch major strikes on the West.

The group said it is committed to armed struggle, in a statement released to online forums and translated by the SITE monitoring service on Friday.

The message also called on Pakistan, where bin Laden was killed, "to clean their country from the filth of the Americans who spread corruption in it".

Is al-Qaeda finished?

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