Subscribe Register Login

Monday, September 22, 2014, 1:16 a.m.
Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal

Al-Qaida-linked group claims deadly Syria blast

By The Associated Press

This article was published January 28, 2013 at 8:59 a.m.

— An al-Qaida-linked group fighting alongside Syrian rebels claimed responsibility Monday for a suicide car bombing that reportedly killed dozens of President Bashar Assad’s loyalists last week.

In Paris, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius pleaded for countries to honor their pledges of funding and other aid to the Syrian opposition to keep the country out of the hands of Islamist militant groups.

“If we don’t give the means to the Syrian people to go achieve their freedom, there is a risk, and we all know it exists, that massacres and antagonisms amplify, and that extremism and terrorism prevail.

“Chaos is not tomorrow, it is today, and we need to end it. We need to end it in a peaceful way and that means increased and concrete support to the Syrian National Coalition.”

Islamic militants have been the most organized fighters battling government troops in the 22-month-old conflict in which more than 60,000 people have been killed.

Their growing prominence has fueled fears that Muslim radicals might try to hijack the revolt, and has contributed to the West’s hesitance to equip the opposition with sophisticated weapons.

Comments on: Al-Qaida-linked group claims deadly Syria blast

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Journeyman plumber or 4th year

    Apprentice (Little Rock) compensation: top pay!!! We offer:...
    MORRILTON, AR

  • Sr engineer

    Senior Engineer: Develop advanced cooling design strategy; i...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Cdl drivers

    cdl driversno experience needed!Schneider National is the be...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Rn's (7pm-7am)

    Butterfield Trail Village is now accepting applications for:...
    FAYETTEVILLE, AR

  • Direct care positi

    timber ridgeshift Supervisor Benton, ARSupervisor of Direct ...
    BENTON, AR

Search 1149 jobs >

Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal
Arkansas Online