How Will Al-Qaeda Survive the Death of Osama Bin Laden?



Bruno Vanasse
05/04/2011

On the night of 1 May 2011, US President Obama announced the death of the leader of Al Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden, who was killed during a US forces raid on a mansion in Abbottabad, a Pakistani town 150 kilometres north of the capital Islamabad. Bin Laden’s death does not put an end to Al Qaeda or to the actions of violent Islamist groups. In the short term, hasty retaliation attacks are possible by the Pakistani Taliban, the Afghan-Pakistani cross-border Haqqani network, Al Qaeda in the Ara...
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