War against terror not over with bin Laden’s death: Gillard

May 2nd, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI  

Canberra, May 2 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has welcomed the killing of Osama bin Laden, but cautioned that the war against terrorism ‘must continue’.

She warned that the Australians should not view the death of the world’s most wanted terrorist as the end of the war on terror.

“Our war against terrorism must continue. That work is vital,” The Herald Sun quoted Gillard, as saying.

She thanked the US and Pakistan for carrying out the vital operation, but added that Bin Laden’s death did not lighten the treat against Afghanistan because the war would still continue there.

“The death of Osama Bin Laden is not the end of al-Qaeda. This is a very hard fight. That will continue to be a difficult fight. Al-Qaeda has been hurt today, but it would be far too early to make conclusions about what that might mean for the nature of the fight in Afghanistan. That fight will need to continue,’ the paper quoted Gillard, as saying.

She stressed that although Bin Laden’s death would not end the pain of terror victims’ families, it would perhaps give some satisfaction.

“I trust that today’s news comes as some small measure of justice. I welcome the death of Osama Bin Laden,” Gillard added. (ANI)

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