Al-Qaeda gaining experience in Syria, eyes ‘Islamic state to fight Israel and Iran’
Posted on July 27, 2012 at 7:33 PM EST
An Iraqi Al-Qaeda operative has admitted that his organization is taking part in the Syrian uprising against President Assad. The revelation comes amidst increasing evidence that Al-Qaeda is gaining a foothold in Syria.
Abu Thuha, a 56-year-old Al-Qaeda operative living near Kirkuk in northern Iraq, described the Islamist organization‚Äôs grand plans to an Iraqi reporter for The New York Times.