May 2, 2011 / 12:59 PM / in 7 years

CIA: al Qaeda will "almost certainly" try to avenge bin Laden

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - CIA Director Leon Panetta on Monday said al Qaeda would “almost certainly” try to avenge the U.S. killing of Osama bin Laden.

“Though Bin Laden is dead, al-Qaeda is not. The terrorists almost certainly will attempt to avenge him, and we must -- and will -- remain vigilant and resolute,” Panetta said.

Reporting by Ross Colvin, Editing by Paul Simao

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