“The evidence is mounting that Syria has become a magnet for Wahabi extremists, including those operating under the banner of al-Qaeda,” the website Antiwar Website cited a New York Times report as saying.
The article attributed the escalating presence of militants in Syria over the past days to “a convergence with the sectarian tensions across the country’s long border with Iraq.”
According to chairman of the US House Intelligence Committee Rep. Mike Rogers, as many as a quarter of the many rebel groups in Syria see themselves as al-Qaeda offshoots.
The growing al-Qaeda presence seems to disturb neither Washington, nor its allies in their decision to send communication gear, military intelligence, and arms to militias in Syria.
Washington’s silence on the July 18 bombing in Damascus drew sharp criticism from Moscow, where Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov blamed the US for “directly justifying terrorism.”
“In other words, to say it in plain Russian, this means ‘we (the United States) will continue to support such terrorist acts for as long as the UN Security Council has not done what we want’,” Lavrov said on Wednesday.
US intelligence officials have revealed CIA’s chicanery in its so-called “vetting process,” which is to safeguard the aid for Syrian rebels fall into the hands of extremists.
The process involved unreliable, third-party sources and that the truth is that the US is least informed on the identity and motivations of the people receiving the money and weapons, the officials admitted.
The support for al-Qaeda and other terror cells in Syria is feared to throw the militants into power and give them a staunch stronghold if the US-led campaign managed to finally topple the Assad government.
The German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) has revealed that al-Qaeda is responsible for numerous terrorist attacks in Syria, including the Houla massacre.
The BND estimates that al-Qaeda has carried out “about 90 terrorist attacks” in Syria between late last December and early July, German daily Die Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitungwrote in an article on July 16.
The revelation was made public by the German government in response to a parliamentary question.
The German government also confirmed that it had received numerous reports from the BND on al-Qaeda’s involvement in the May 25 massacre in the Syrian town of Houla in the central province of Homs, in which 108 people, including dozens of children and women, were killed execution-style.
However, the German government stated that the reports were supposed to remain classified “by reason of national interest.”
The West and the Syrian opposition blamed the Syrian government for the carnage, but a Syrian government-appointed fact-finding mission had said that armed groups had carried out the massacre to frame the government and foment sectarian strife.
The intelligence reports raise several questions about the terrorist nature of the self-proclaimed Free Syrian Army, and even more so about the fact that many of the armed terrorists, killed in clashes with Syrian security forces, carried foreign passports.
On Thursday, The New York Times published an article, stating that “the evidence is mounting that Syria has become a magnet for Wahabi extremists, including those operating under the banner of al-Qaeda.”
Syria has been the scene of violence by armed groups since March 2011. The violence has claimed the lives of hundreds of people, including many security forces.
Damascus blames “outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups” for the unrest, asserting that it is being orchestrated from abroad. The West and the Syrian opposition accuse the government of killing the protesters.
Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and most western countries have supported and funded the violence in Syria by providing logistics, arms, and intelligence to anti-government elements.
Syrian security forces have raided the armed gangs’ command center on the outskirts of the northeastern city of Idlib, killing 13 of them.
This after a bomb explosion in the village of Kafr Roma near Idlib on Friday which killed three soldiers and three civilians, including a four-year-old child.
Reports say armed gangs are using wounded civilians as human shields in the city.
Meanwhile, violent clashes continue in the Al Tal suburb of Damascus.
The latest clashes between Syrian forces and armed groups come at a time when the anti-Syria Western regimes have been calling for President Bashar al-Assad to step down.
On July 23, foreign ministers of the Arab League also called on Assad to step down after an emergency meeting in Qatar.
Syrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi censured the Arab League stance in a press conference in Damascus on the same day.
“All who take up weapons in the face of the state will be responded [to] in the same way,” Makdissi told reporters.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 and many people, including large numbers of security forces, have been killed in the turmoil.
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