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Report: Al-Qaida behind recent terror attacks in Syria
McClatchy cites U.S. officials as saying that
intelligence shows that recent bombings in Syria were carried out by
Al-Qaida's Iraq branch, on the orders of Ayman al-Zawahiri.

By
Haaretz


Tags:
Al-Qaida
Syria
Bashar Assad


Al-Qaida's branch in Iraq carried out two
recent terrorist attacks in the Syrian capital, Damascus, and was likely
responsible for the bombings in Aleppo on Friday that killed at least
28 people, McClatchy reported, citing U.S. officials.




U.S. intelligence reports were said to show
that the Syria bombings were ordered by al-Qaida leader Ayman
al-Zawahiri, seemingly verifying Syrian President Bashar Assad's
assertions of al-Qaida involvement in the uprising in Syria.

The
two Aleppo bombings on Friday were the worst attack to hit the
country's commercial hub during the revolt against the 42-year dynastic
rule by the family of President Bashar Assad.




No one claimed responsibility for the Aleppo
bombings but they took place as Assad's forces grow more ferocious in
operations to crush the uprising. Some opposition figures accused the
government of manipulating events to discredit them.




On December 23 and January 6, intelligence compounds in Damascus were hit by bomb blasts, killing a total of at least 70 people.




At the United Nations on Friday, Saudi Arabia circulated a draft resolution
backing an Arab peace plan for Syria among members of the UN General
Assembly, after a similar text was vetoed in the Security Council last
week by Russia and China, diplomats said.
http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/report-al-qaida-behind-recent-terror-attacks-in-syria-1.412300


Added: Feb-11-2012 
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  • The Great Con Job continues. The fact that the Syrian government feels the urge to shoot all it's citizens usually passes on LiveLeak without any questions. Maybe trying to say the Syrian Government is bombing itself would be one lie too many. If you want to know where many car bombs in Iraq really came from, now you know.

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  • Rebels = Al Qaeda and the MB!
    Both are affiliated with each other, and both are causing all the shit in the ME......under the false guise of democracy and liberation.
    They are trying, and succeeding, in over running all the Arab countries in this region so they can install an Islamic caliphate.

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    • @Freejay it is the dummies in the west that are supporting this so called arab spring. the radical islamics would take over.

      i have been saying this for months now that the killings in syria were in the hands of the rebels(which we just found out were alqaeda). assad is just trying to protect his country from them and he is getting all this negative attention.

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    • @kanns01
      Yes, it puzzles me why Obama is supporting this.
      I dont think its the American people that support this, as Obama had to bypass congress to send America into Libya.
      He also took the MB off the terrorist list and started publicly promoting them saying they are now moderate....which is an obvious lie.
      But then again, the guys a Muslim.


      Dont forget that Assad is killing his own people too....he is no saint either.

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  • aka the Muslim brotherhood.

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  • Well, nothing new here...

    What did you expected? This Wahhabi/Salafi morons are poised to grab power once again - only, this time it's Syria.
    Basahar al-Assad has been warning about this for months - and it is obvious that the bulk of the rebellion in Syria is made of Wahhabi Islamists and their foreign sponsors and supporters, Al-Qaida included.

    Don't forget, al-Assad is a secular dictator enforcing a secular society in his country - something what Al-Qaida and those guys cannot stand ... More..

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    • @wrano Enforcing a secular society with rockets and artillery shells? No thanks, too many moderates are being radicalized by this brutality and sucked into the opposition movement. The civil war is only blow back to an extremist repressive dictatorship. Time for the offensive to end and a political solution to demands for a more representative and just governance.

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    • @GeoGig

      Well, it's same shit then, since the "revolutionaries" are enforcing their view in the same way, just greased with Saudi money.

      Also, you mean representative governance -- They also said that in Libya and look now -- That country is in a state of full blown anarchy, except Benghazi and vicinity, where Islamists imposed their regime.

      Do you really believe that the sponsors of this revolution in Syria (i.e. Saudis and their Gulf satellites) are gonna let representative g More..

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    • @GeoGig
      Clearly you don't know a thing about Syria or the region.

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    • @GeoGig You talk some shit fella or are you someone that wants the minorities ethnically cleansed from another cuntry in the middle east.

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    • @wrano Exactly, you are not going to get the "more representative and just governance" that GeoGig wants if the Saudis and their GCC cohorts are pouring their funds into the most extremist elements with the dual aim of neutralizing an Iranian ally and promoting Salafist principles.

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  • Typical Muslims....just love to kill...kill their own kind. What a fucked up religion...what a bunch of fucked up people.

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  • Huriyaa, are you reading this?

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  • So today it is OK to believe what a US official says but tommorow it won't be if it isn't what we want to hear ? funny how that works

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  • Kiss imak ya Huriyaa

    Turkey harbors these extremists and has armed them and let them through its border to wreak havoc. Arabs from the gulf are funding them... all they are hoping for is to break the shiaa.

    The sunnis and the jews have always been close friends... not the shiaa and this is why they want to eliminate them

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  • If Al-Qaeda is involved then Syria has a much bigger problem than disaffected citizens.

    One major factor is that Al-Qaeda is a seriously fundamentalist Sunni organisation that hates Shia, Alawite, & Christian alike.

    On the positive side Al-Qaeda is proving to be a not very effective organisation. Its capabilities are limited by resources and by infiltration by intelligence sources. It's unlikely AQ can mount any significant amount of attacks in any given period. Each one ties up huge amoun More..

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  • I think anyone with more than two brain cells saw this coming.

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  • In the internecine world of Mid East politics, religion, ideology, sects and terrorism who the fack can be sure who is responsible for what.

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  • know this. these groups are working as a goon squad for global banking interests, to destroy sovereign nations. period. they are whittling down the isolated and unpopular to the west, and profiting from the conflicts. and rest assured, any country clinging bitterly to their sovereignty will find themselves under the cross-hairs themselves eventually.

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  • DICTADOR ASSAD PROPAGANDA AL QAEDA ISN´T STRONG IN SYRIA THE PEOPLE IS FIGHTING ASSAD GET OFF THE DICTADOR!!!!

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    • @samaan AQ has cells operating from the phillipines to pakistan to saudi arabia to kenya to spain to the USA.....

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  • Woo-hoo! We're on the same side as the Jihadists again...been a long time. Still remember the Afghan days back in the 80's!

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  • This is exactly why the Russians will back their man Assad

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  • US intelligent report is right because they know what they are doing, including pulling the strings and use their al-quade puppets for their own benefits

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  • Both sides are totaly f*cked up, but this time the Western media refuses to let the people see both sides of the story.

    They are trying to make this 'Arab spring' work by not showing the real story. Thats what you get if the left wing journalists make up the main news.

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  • US help talis-fighters-freedom in Libia and Syria, iran is next? :D

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  • wow big surprise...... the rebels are desperate and the west has already turned them down so naturally AQ will come in to fill the void....

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  • assad or chaos?

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  • AL-QAEDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!! THEY ARE EVERY WHEREEEEEE!!!!!!!! INVADEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! AAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!
    lol man i tell you. this is getting ridiculous

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  • we all know how much credence we take the US unintelligence. They also brought you the infamous WMDs in Iraq.Blow smoke somewhere else.

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  • The US don't need any report to know that Al-Q is doing the lion's share of the dirty work in Syria. They have known that all along because it was the US that directed them to do the job in the first place.

    Al-Qaeda a.k.a Al-CIAda a.k.a Islamo-fascists, is a tool of the US regime, for the infiltration and destabilization of all North Africa, Asia-minor and beyond. They have been in bed with the US ever since the early eighties, and the relationship was never interrupted. Not even after, 9/11, More..

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    • @znix fuck off with the conspiracy bullshit already - look at what your own country did to angola and mozambique

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