Al-Qa'ida chief urges outside help for Syria rebels
Sunday 12 February 2012
The head of al-Qa'ida is calling on Muslims across the Arab world and beyond to support rebels in Syria who are seeking to overthrow President Bashar Assad, and says they cannot depend on the West for help.
In a new videotaped statement, Ayman al-Zawahri calls on Muslims in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey to join the uprising against Assad's "pernicious, cancerous regime."
The 8-minute video was posted on extremist websites late Saturday. A copy of the video was provided Sunday by the SITE Intel Group, a U.S.-based organization that monitors militant messages.
A senior Iraqi intelligence official says al-Qa'ida-linked fighters already are flowing from Iraq to Syria.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he's not authorized to brief the media.
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