Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Al Qaeda and the threat in Syria - The Long War Journal

Al Qaeda and the threat in Syria - The Long War Journal

Excellant piece from LWJ on AQ in Syria including this sobering note,

Al Qaeda's affiliates are seeking possession of chemical and biological weapons in Syria. On May 30, the Turkish press reported that an al Nusrah Front cell had been arrested and was found to be in possession of about two kilos of sarin gas. The following day, June 1, Iraqi officials announced that they had broken up an al Qaeda cell that was seeking to launch sarin nerve gas attacks in Iraq, Europe and possibly North America. If the Iraqi government's claims are accurate, then we already have evidence that al Qaeda's affiliates in Iraq and Syria intend to use chemical weapons in an attack the West. I encourage the Homeland Security Committee to investigate these claims and ascertain for itself the extent of al Qaeda's efforts in this regard
Read more: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2013/09/al_qaeda_and_the_thr.php#ixzz2fHCvILm9

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