Sunday, April 21, 2013

Senior MP: Al-Qaeda Strengthened by US Aid to Terrorists in Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- The US has strengthened the al-Qaeda by training and equipping the different terrorist groups in Syria, a senior Iranian legislator said.

"The measures taken (by the US and its allies) to train and equip the rebels in Syria's neighboring countries for terror operations against the government and the innocent people of Syria has strengthened the al-Qaeda," Chairman of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi told FNA on Sunday.

"And reinvigorating the al-Qaeda means empowering terrorism, and this has no borderline as the US is today affected by the threat of international terrorism," he added.

Boroujerdi blasted the US policies in support of the terrorist groups in Syria, reminding that these policies contradicts Washington's claims about campaigning terrorism.

In relevant development, a terrorist group affiliated to the Afghan Taliban announced earlier today that it will decapitate anyone who cooperates with the Syrian government in Syria, no matter it is a man, woman or a child.

"We will decapitate anyone who interacts with the Syrian government, even if he/she is a Muslim," the terrorist group, which introduces itself as the Taliban of Syria, said in a statement released in video footages on Sunday.

Earlier reports also said that several militants active along Pak-Afghan border and aligned with Taliban were travelling to Lebanon and Turkey via the Persian Gulf Arab littoral states to join the so-called 'Free Syria Army' terrorist group against President Bashar al-Assad's government.

Reliable sources said in March that as many as fifty militants have already made their way to join the Free Syria Army while dozen others are already preparing to join the movement within next few days and weeks.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.

The US and its western and regional allies have long sought to topple Assad and his ruling system. Media reports said that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.

The US daily, Washington Post, reported in May that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups battling the President Bashar al-Assad's government have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.

The newspaper, quoting opposition activists and US and foreign officials, reported that Obama administration officials emphasized the administration has expanded contacts with opposition military forces to provide the Persian Gulf nations with assessments of rebel credibility and command-and-control infrastructure.

Opposition activists who several months ago said the rebels were running out of ammunition said in May that the flow of weapons - most bought on the black market in neighboring countries or from elements of the Syrian military in the past - has significantly increased after a decision by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Persian Gulf states to provide millions of dollars in funding each month.

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