Are Terrorists Aiding The Rebels In Syria

02.14.12 | Bob Price

The anti-regime uprising in Syria is being backed by Al-Qaeda. The group's leader Ayman Al-Zawahri is seen in an eight-minute video in which he calls on muslims in Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan to support the Syrian rebels. He also urged Syrians not to rely on Western or Arab governments to bring an end to the crisis, saying they'd only impose a new regime that would serve their interests. The backing by Al-Qaeda is likely to reinforce claims by president Bashar Al-Assad that he is fighting terrorists and Islamist armed groups.