The head of Al-Qaida's Yemen-based wing has vowed to fight on after the killing of Osama bin Laden. The Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) said what is coming is greater and worse, in a statement posted on the internet on Wednesday.

Nasser al-Wuhayshi, head of the Yemen-based AQAP, made the threat in a eulogy to Bin Laden yesterday. 'You have to fight one generation after the other, until your life is ruined, your days are disturbed and you face disgrace, he said in a message directed at the US.

What is coming is greater and worse, and what you will be facing is more intense and harmful, Wuhayshi added in a eulogy to Bin Laden posted on the militant Islamist As-Ansar website.

Tell the Americans that the ember of jihad is glowing stronger and brighter than it was during the life of the sheikh.

The AQAP has claimed responsibility for the foiled 2009 attempt to blow up a Detroit-bound plane by Nigerian-born London university student Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. It was also blamed for bombs found in cargo en route to the United States in 2010.

According to various media reports Anwar al-Awlaki, a US- born, prominent Al Qaeda activist known for encouraging attacks on the United States, was not hit by an American drone aircraft attack that killed two mid-level leaders of the terror group in Yemen last week.