WASHINGTON - (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is warning al-Qaida and its affiliates around the world that thekilling of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan proves the network cannotwait out or defeat the United States and is calling on members ofthe group to abandon violence and rejoin society.

In brief comments on Monday, Clinton said bin Laden's death wasa milestone in the war on terrorism, but stressed that the "battleto stop al-Qaida and its syndicate of terror" is not over. Shesaid the operation to find and kill bin Laden nearly a decade afterthe Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks showed the U.S. would neverabandon its pursuit of justice.

And, she said the U.S. would continue to boost itscounterterrorism cooperation with other nations, includingPakistan.

VIDEO: President Obama announces Osama bin Laden's death