Al-Qaida affiliates operating in Syria, says William HagueJune 12, 2012
Britain has for the first time raised the spectre of al-Qaida operating in Syria, while at the same time accusing Damascus of brutally targeting specific communities and driving Syrians to take up arms.
The foreign secretary, William Hague, said regime forces were bombarding neighbourhoods then unleashing militia groups to murder civilians in their homes. He said more sanctions against the regime were likely if the UN-brokered peace plan continued to fail, and again appeared to leave open an option for some sort of intervention in the rapidly deteriorating situation in Syria.
Hague said security assessments had indicated the presence in Syria of al-Qaida, a group disavowed by the main opposition force, the Free Syria Army, but who regime officials insist are at the vanguard of a now raging insurgency.
“We … have reason to believe that terrorist groups affiliated to al-Qaida have committed attacks designed to exacerbate the violence, with serious implications for international security,” said Hague in a speech to the Commons.
He offered no details. The US has previously said it believed al-Qaida could have been responsible for bombing a security headquarters in Damascus in December.
Phantom Report Notes: You seriously have to be a complete idiot to believe this report.Al-Qaeda does not exist as portrayed by the media/government/corporations. Read: Hillary Clinton Admits US and Al-Qaeda On Same Side in Syria and Israel smuggling weapons to Syria through Iraqi Kurdistan. Located this article today, ” Syrian rebels’ arsenal includes remote-controlled truck bombs at $200K apiece ” the article just happen to mention that Libyan fighters were on their way to Damascus. ? U.S. Still Hunting for Missing Libyan Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS) .
When a group of Libyan fighters passed through Kafer Zaita a few days ago en route to Damascus, they were peppered with questions by rebels eager to find ways to fight the better-equipped army forces. One of the Libyans suggested soaking blankets in diesel fuel and leaving them in the streets: “When a tank rolls over it, set it on fire, with an RPG” – meaning a rocket-propelled grenade – “or a Molotov cocktail. It won’t destroy the tank, but it gets so hot that the soldiers have to get out.” The Syrians listened in rapt attention.