U.S. Equipping Al Qaeda in Syria, Region: Jordanian MP

Fars News Agency

A prominent Jordanian lawmaker mocked the US excuse for its military presence in the region under the guise of war on terrorism, saying that Washington is the main supporter of terrorists, especially the Al-Qaeda in Syria.

“… first of all, terrorism is a product of Americans and they were the ones who supported the Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and are now supporting the Al-Qaeda terrorism which has targeted Syria,” Fowad Dabor told FNA in Amman on Saturday.

“These are the Americans that are providing terrorists in Syria with all types of military, arms, logistic, training and financial aids. In fact, they are deployed in the region and claim to be fighting against terrorism, while they themselves are terrorists,” the Jordanian legislator underscored.

Many senior analysts and political experts in the Middle-East are concerned about the growing alliance between the US and the Al Qaeda terrorist group, cautioning that Washington is reviving the group to target security of the region.

Speaking to FNA, Director of the Arab and International Strategic Studies Center Qaleb Qandil said that Washington has freed hundreds of al-Qaeda prisoners in Iraq before withdrawing its forces from the war-torn country and infiltrated these terrorists into Syria to carry out attacks against the Syrian people.

He pointed to the recent terrorist bombings in Damascus that killed dozens of people, and stated, “The incident reminds us of those cases in which the US and its allies provoked the al-Qaeda elements in the region.”

Qandil stated that hundreds of al-Qaeda elements have penetrated into Syria through the country’s borders with Lebanon, Jordan, and now Iraq.

Yousuf Qarzavi is another strategic analyst who believes that al Qaeda is trying to take advantage of the current conditions in Syria and is dispatching terrorists to that country, adding that the recent crimes in Syria are part of the al Qaeda criminal activity in the country.


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