The Guardian: Groups of ‘Jihadists’ Sympathetic to al-Qaeda Cross into Syria from Turkey

LONDON, (SANA)- The British Guardian newspaper revealed that groups of what they call themselves ‘Jihadists’, many with al-Qaeda sympathies and sharing its ideology, have infiltrated into Syria from Turkey in the past two weeks and are planning to joint the terrorist groups in Aleppo.

The newspaper’s correspondent in Beirut, Martin Chulov, reported in an article published on Monday that “scores of foreign jihadists have crossed into Syria from Turkey.”

Quoting Syrian residents and a Turkish smuggler the Guardian said that “many of the men have come from the Caucasus, while others had arrived from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Gulf Arab states.”

It added that leaders of armed terrorist groups inside Syria have admitted that “about 15-20 foreign fighters have been crossing each day since mid-July, trying to join up with an estimated 200-300 foreigners in Syria,” and connect with the groups inside Syria “who at least partly share their ideology.

Members of the so-called Free Army admitted, according to the Guardian, that “at least four groups not aligned to them” are fighting in Syria including a Libyan guerilla brigade.

Indicators stress that the actual number of these foreign groups is likely to be higher which are “especially active in detonating roadside bombs against regime targets,” among them are Jabhat al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham groups, who have acknowledged that they adhere to the al-Qaeda views.

H. Said.

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