Al Qaeda says it attacked Syrian convoy
Gunmen attacked a convoy ferrying Syrian soldiers near the western Iraqi town of Ar Rutbah.
March 11th, 2013
03:25 AM ET

Al Qaeda says it attacked Syrian convoy

Al Qaeda is claiming responsibility for the destruction of a Syrian Army convoy in western Iraq last week that killed some 48 Syrians and nine Iraqi soldiers.

The militant group released a statement on jihadist forums Monday.

The group claims it intercepted the convoy while the Syrian troops were on their way to camps secretly provided by the Iraqi government.


Filed under: Al Qaeda • Iraq • Syria
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  1. goodolewoody

    Reblogged this on GoodOleWoody's Blog and Website.

    March 11, 2013 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. saywhat

    Lets send them more arms. We are already training them (rebels?) in Jordan.
    Taliban, Al-Qaeda. We don't mind partnership with either whenever it suits us.

    March 11, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Anonymous

    Cavemen strike again

    March 11, 2013 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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