Lebanon, Turkey send Qaeda prisoners to Syria, Jaafari says

Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari said that certain Lebanese leaders and other countries are sending Al-Qaeda terrorist group members to Syria to fight the regime.


“Prisoners from Al-Qaeda escape from jail and are sent to Syria, funded by [certain] parties, such as Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and a number of Lebanese political parties,” Jaafari said following the UN Security Council’s session held Tuesday night.


Syria’s permanent envoy to the UN also said that the “terrorist acts” carried out by the rebels serve the interest of Israel.


“Israel is using the excuse of extremist terrorist groups infiltrating into the buffer zone in order to justify its building a 42-km wall on the occupied Syrian Golan Heights.”


Syria is witnessing a violent uprising against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, which has killed more than 60,000 people since its outbreak in March last year, according to figures released by the United Nations.


Meanwhile, Jaafari accused “traders of religion” of instigating the rebels, with their “radical and Jihadist takfiri fatwas.”


“[The Free Syrian Army’s acts] aim at destroying the country and its community rather than spreading democracy,” he added.

“Traders of religion” instigate the rebels with their “radical and Jihadist takfiri fatwas.”