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Bin Laden Deputy Issues Eulogy Video


Osama bin Laden (L) and his top lieutenant, Egyptian Ayman al-Zawahri are seen at an undisclosed location in this TV image broadcast, October 2001 (file photo)

Osama bin Laden (L) and his top lieutenant, Egyptian Ayman al-Zawahri are seen at an undisclosed location in this TV image broadcast, October 2001 (file photo)

Al-Qaida's second in command has issued a message eulogizing the terrorist group's leader, Osama bin Laden, who was killed in a U.S. raid in Pakistan last month.

In a 28-minute video posted Thursday on militant websites, Ayman al-Zawahri said bin Laden terrified the United States while alive and would continue to do so in death.

He also criticized U.S. forces for burying bin Laden at sea and urged the Pakistani people to rise up against their leaders, calling them "traitors."

Al-Zawahri - who is believed to be hiding somewhere in the Pakistan-Afghan border region - also urged Muslims around the world to continue bin Laden's jihad against the West.

Bin Laden was shot dead by U.S. special forces May 2 during a raid on his residential compound in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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