Syrian forces thwarts Terrorist attack on an Airbase, while Chinese Militant recruited by Al Qaida to use in Syria


JNN 04 Nov 2012 Damascus : Syrian government troops have thwarted an attempt by heavily-armed, foreign-backed insurgents to capture a key airbase in the north of the crisis-hit country.

The insurgents had launched an attack early on Saturday on Taftanaz airbase, located near the highway linking the capital Damascus to the volatile city of Aleppo.

Syrian official news agency, SANA, reported that the country’s Armed Forces killed “a large number of terrorists and destroyed their vehicles” which were mounted with machine guns.

The Syrian Army also inflicted heavy losses on the insurgents holed up in Hujairah on the outskirts of Damascus.

Mortar fire was also heard in Aleppo, but no casualties were reported.

On Friday, the Syrian Army seized a large amount of weapons and ammunition, including machine guns, sniper rifles and grenades, from foreign-backed insurgents in Hama. They also defused an explosive device, which was planted by terrorist groups on al-Skelbeyh-Mharda road in Hama.

Syrian troops also clashed with armed groups in Dara’a and Dayr al-Zawr, killing and wounding a number of terrorists.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of security forces, have been killed in the violence.

Syria accuses Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey as well as some Western countries for fanning the flames of violence in the country.

The US, Britain and other Western states have backed a Qatari plan that seeks the creation of a consistent Syrian opposition that would engage in talks with Damascus government, or provide greater arms supports to insurgents if negotiations fail.

The plan, due to be formally introduced in Qatar’s capital city of Doha on November 8, will unify foreign-based Syrian opposition groups with armed groups fighting on the ground.

Chinese Muslim Militants recruited by Al Qaida

Some of the hardcore Islamic militants from China’s troubled Xinjiang province, bordering Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK), are heading to Syria and linking up with organisations like al Qaeda to fight against the Syrian government, a media report said Monday. 

Some of the hardcore Islamic militants from China’s troubled Xinjiang province, bordering Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK), are heading to Syria and linking up with organisations like al Qaeda to fight against the Syrian government, a media report said Monday.

“Leaders from “East Turkestan” terror organisations have organised for members to head for Syria to participate in their quest for jihad,” state-run Global Times quoted Chinese anti-terrorism authorities as saying.

The organisations include the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) and the East Turkestan Education and Solidarity Association (ETESA) that push for “independence” for China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, where Uyghur Muslims of Turkic-origin opposed settlements of Hans.

Since May, ETIM and ETESA members have been going to Syria and linking up with organisations like al-Qaeda to fight against the Syrian government, the report said.

“ETIM is being helped by al-Qaeda and they are collecting funds through drug and gun trafficking, kidnapping and robbery. ETIM selected and recruited separatists, criminals and terrorists who fled from Xinjiang to receive secret terrorism training,” an official from the anti-terrorism said.

After receiving orders from al Qaeda, terrorists from China came to Syria to meet with jihadists already on the ground before forming groups on the frontlines, the official said.

ETIM was listed as a terrorism organisation in September 2009 and recognised by the China Ministry of Public Security as one of four “East Turkestan” terrorism organisations.

On April 6, the ministry identified its third batch of “East Turkestan” terrorists with most being affiliated with ETIM.

The headquarters of ETESA, located in Istanbul, are quite extensive and include research, media, social affairs, education and women’s affairs departments.

While the Syrian Ambassador to China Imad Moustapha said the daily that that Syria is not clear about the terrorism activities made by jihadists from the “East Turkestan”, he acknowledged that extremists from several countries had been fighting along the Turkish-Syrian border and inside Syria.

“These men came to Syria from Turkey,” said Imad, accusing the Turkish government of indulging these activities.

Murat Salim Esenli, the Turkish ambassador to China, denied the accusation, saying Turkey also faces terrorism threats.

The US Sponsored Al Qaida is recruiting Chinese Militants for using them first to enflame the Insurgency in Syria, to get their desired results and secondly after the completion of their Job in Syria, they can also be used to create insurgency and Unrest in the Biggest Economic and the future Super Power of the World , China. So the Chinese Muslim Militants can be used on both the grounds to serve the US interest.

Ayman al-Zawahri, the head of al Qaeda, incited his followers to join in the war against Syria on Saturday after anti-terrorism organs from the UN, the US and Europe expressed their concern that the ongoing Syrian war would help galvanise global terror networks.

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