I love it when Islamists go at it! In this case its the admitted secular regime of Bashar Assad vs. Al-Qaeda. During the Iraq war, Syria played footsie with AL-Qaeda. They allowed AL-Qaeda to establish safe havens and use Syrian territory to attack American soldiers in Iraq. Assad although himself very Secular as a minority Alawite, is allied with 12ther Shiite Iran and Hizballah. Now, an Islamic piss match is beginning in Syria. AL-Qaeda has declared war on the Assad regime and there ar reports, AL-Qaeda fighters are coming in from Iraq!
(AP) BAGHDAD – Al Qaeda’s chief has called on Muslims from other countries to support rebels in Syria seeking to overthrow President Bashar Assad, saying they cannot depend on the West for help.
Ayman al-Zawahri, in a videotaped statement released late Saturday, asked Muslims in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey to join the uprising against Assad’s “pernicious, cancerous regime.” All four states border Syria.
A senior Iraqi security official also told the Associated Press on Saturday that intelligence over the last four months has revealed a flow of al Qaeda-linked fighters from the northern Iraqi city of Mosul into Syria.
The comments by both the Iraqi official and al-Zawahri came a day after two suicide car bombers struck security compounds in Aleppo, a Syrian city that had been relatively peaceful throughout the country’s 11-month-uprising. Though there was no claim of responsibility, suicide bombings are a hallmark of al Qaeda.
The Iraqi official said at least two Syrian suicide bombers who trained in Mosul have crossed the border to join the fight in Syria.
Fighters armed with guns and explosives also have headed from Iraq to Syria, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly discuss intelligence.
I hope they kill each other and Syria collapses into anarchy.