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Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:21AM
People sift through the rubble following a car bomb in the Syrian city of Aleppo. (File Photo)

People sift through the rubble following a car bomb in the Syrian city of Aleppo. (File Photo)

The government of Qatar is hugely financing al-Qaeda terrorists to carry out military operations against the Syrian government, reports say. A group of Qatari intelligence agents have met with al-Qaeda-aligned commander Abdul Ghani Jawhar and gave him millions of dollars in aid, according to reports from north of Lebanon. The reports add Jawhar along with the Qatari intelligence agents have infiltrated into Syria through the Lebanese border to organize “suicide attacks and bombing operations” inside the crisis-hit country. Hundreds of Syrian civilians, including in Damascus and Deir Ezzor, have been killed during bombing attacks carried out by the terrorist groups who enjoy the support of the governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, who came to power after staging a US-backed coup against his father in 1995, has changed the tiny Persian Gulf country to a center for commanding US military operations in the Middle East. The kingdoms of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which enjoy the full support of the United States, have no democratic system and their people have no role in the political process of their countries. The unrest in Syria began in March 2011, with demonstrations being held both against and in support of President Bashar al-Assad's government. The West and the Syrian opposition accuse the government of killing protesters, but Damascus blames “outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups” for the unrest, insisting that it is being orchestrated from abroad. DB/JR/AZ
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