Monday, March 11, 2013

Al Qaeda claims killing of Syrian soldiers in Iraq

Al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for killing 48 Syrian soldiers and state employees in Iraq last week, saying their presence proved collusion between the Shi'ite-led government in Baghdad and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Unidentified gunmen last week attacked a convoy of Syrians who had fled across the border into Iraq from a Syrian rebel advance, and were being escorted back home through the western province of Anbar, Iraq's Sunni Muslim heartland.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/11/us-syria-crisis-iraq-qaeda-idUSBRE92A0L720130311