Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left note in the boat he hid in


This image released by the FBI on April 19, 2013, shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who has been been convicted and sentenced to death for his role in Boston Marathon bombing.



Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears to have scrawled a hand-written note in the boat he hid in for hours as police chased him in a Boston suburb last month, claiming that the deadly marathon attacks were carried out in retribution for US military action against Muslim nations. 

According to CBS, which broke the story, the note "reads as part manifesto, part suicide note, and part justification," and calls the victims of the bombings "collateral damage," likening them to Muslim victims of American actions.

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"When you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims," Tsarnaev added in the note. The source of this information remains anonymous. 

In the note, Tsarnaev said he wouldn't miss Tamerlan – his older brother who was killed in an encounter with police on the same day that Tsarnaev was captured – as he anticipated joining him soon as a martyr in paradise, according to CNN sources. 

If verified, the note would serve as proof that the 19-year-old Dzhokhar was intimately involved in planning and carrying out these attacks, and was more than a pawn of his 26-year-old sibling. 

Tsarnaev remains in a federal Massachusetts hospital, and could potentially face the death penalty if he's found to be guilty.