Al-Qaeda vows revenge on US and allies


“Sheikh Yassin’s blood will not have been shed in vain – we call on all the Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigades to avenge the sheikh of the Palestinian resistance by striking the tyrant of the century America and its allies,” said the statement carried by the website.

There was no immediate way of establishing the authenticity of the latest statement.

“We say to fighters in Palestine, in particular Hamas and (Islamic) Jihad: your real enemy is the tyrant of the century – America. Sheikh Yassin was killed by the money, weapons and public support of America,” the statement said.

The Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigades has claimed responsibility for a number of recent attacks, including the devastating March 11 bombings in Madrid that killed 202 people.