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Syria rebels warn they will turn to Al-Qaeda if West fails them

The US spy chief has admitted Al-Qaeda might be behind recent suicide bombings in Syria. While rebels threaten they will have to make an alliance with jihadists if they don’t see more help from the West.

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The Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, while testifying before the Senate Armed Services, has acknowledged that blasts in Syrian cities since last December “had all the earmarks of an Al-Qaeda-like attack”.

"We believe Al-Qaeda in Iraq is extending its reach into Syria," Clapper told the Senate.

The Iraqi government confirmed earlier that Al Qaeda has been crossing from Iraq into Syria to carry out attacks on government forces.

At the beginning of the Syrian internal conflict the rebels relied primarily on small arms but over th

Added: Aug-16-2012 Occurred On: Aug-16-2012
By: SpeckFettGulag
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