Syrian Rebels Unleash Unprecedented 6-Ton Car Bomb, Killing 60
An activist on the ground in Syria told Al Jazeera that the car bomb which reportedly killed at least 60 government soldiers in Syria was packed with 6 tons of explosives.
The target was a military complex near al-Douwairinah, Aleppo’s international airport, reports Al Jazeera.
The group suspected of orchestrating the attack was Jabhat Al-Nusra, an Al Qaeda affiliated militant organization that’s currently on the State Department list of terrorist groups.
Split Over Syria Becomes Clearer as Group of 8 Meets
Ahead of a meeting of leaders of industrialized nations that is likely to be dominated by the crisis in Syria, Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain said Monday that he found some elements of the Syrian opposition worrying, but that he sought to keep open the option of arming those who want a democratic future.
Even before leaders had arrived for the two-day meeting, differences were evident on Sunday when President Vladimir V. Putin, who has supported the government of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, warned against arming the rebels there.
Analyst: Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria now best-equipped of the group
Al Qaeda’s affiliate inside Syria is now the best-equipped arm of the terror group in existence today, according to informal assessments by U.S. and Middle East intelligence agencies, a private sector analyst directly familiar with the information told CNN.
Concern about the Syrian al Qaeda-affiliated group Jabhat al-Nusra, also known as the al-Nusra Front, is at an all-time high, according to the analyst, with as many as 10,000 fighters and supporters inside Syria. The United States has designated al-Nusra Front as a terrorist group with links to al Qaeda in Iraq.