Monday, 26 August 2013

Syria Militant Vows Revenge for Alleged Gas Attack.

Syria Militant Vows Revenge for Alleged Gas Attack.

In this photo taken on a government organized media tour,

Syrian army soldiers are seen deployed in the Jobar

neighborhood of Damascus, Syria, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013.

Syrian state media accused rebels of using chemical arms on

Saturday against government troops trying to storm a contested

neighborhood of Damascus, claiming a major army offensive

in recent days had forced the opposition fighters to resort to

such weapons "as their last card." State TV broadcast images

of plastic jugs, gas masks, vials of an unspecified medication,

explosives and other items that it said were seized from rebel

hideouts. It did not, however, show any video of soldiers

reportedly affected by toxic gas in the fighting in the Jobar

neighborhood of Damascus. (AP Photo)
AMMAN | Jordan | 26 Aug 2013 ::  The leader of an al-Qaida linked militia fighting to overthrow the Syrian government has vowed to take revenge for what he says was Damascus’ use of chemical weapons that killed hundreds of people.
Jabhat al-Nusra leader Abu Mohammed al-Golani’s comments came in an audio recording posted Sunday on a militant website that usually carries al-Qaida and similar groups’ statements. It also appeared on the group’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.
The authenticity of the claim could not be immediately verified.
Al-Golani said he plans to target Shiite Muslim villages. President Bashar Assad’s regime is dominated by the Alawite minority, an offshoot of Shiite Islam.
Last Wednesday’s alleged chemical attack in a suburb of Damascus prompted U.S. naval forces to move closer to Syria as President Barack Obama considers a military response.(Courtesy:Epoch Time)

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