Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has issued a statement urging all Sunnis worldwide to flock to Syria to join the civil war, saying it is vital that they “spare no effort” to ensure that not only is Assad ousted, but that US-backed secular rebels don’t replace him.
Zawahri’s statement came by way of an audio recording posted on a militant website. It wasn’t clear exactly when the record was made, but it urged Sunnis to “rise above their differences” and focus on defeating the Shi’ites.
The comments admonishing them to fight other, different rebels appears to mirror similar efforts by the US to get secular rebels to abandon the fight for regime change, at least in the near-term, and focus on fighting the Islamist rebels.
The big difference is that the Islamist rebels seem to have a considerable advantage on the ground, at least compared to the relatively small secular rebel forces, which have appeared more or less rudderless over the past several months. The US has repeatedly expressed annoyance with the lack of leadership among secular fighters, and efforts to back them at the expense of the Islamists has not borne any fruit.
2 thoughts on “Al-Qaeda Leader Urges Sunnis to Fight Secular Rebels in Syria”
Com on you idiots make up your fu…coking mind about whom to fight.., one day you fight Christians, the other day Americans, the other day Shiites.., but you never talk about your fu..coking friends to fight the apartheid Israeli regime…,, how come? for now your asses are getting wooppd by the Syrian people and you are on the run so get fu…coking out of your killing business and get a life with seIA.
Strange how all of a sudden the US and Al-Qaeda interests are merging. Makes you think really on when and where those a**holes speak. By A**holes I mean Americans and Al-Qaeda leaderships.
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