Syrian Rebel Leader Threatens To Form Alliance With Al-Qaeda If West Doesn’t Provide ArmsSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 11:00
Syrian rebel commander Abu Ammar has threatened to form an alliance with Al-Qaeda if the west fails to provide heavy arms in the effort to topple President Bashar al-Assad.
“We don’t want al Qaeda here, but if nobody else helps us, we will make an alliance with them,” Ammar, a rebel leader in the city of Aleppo told AFP, adding that Al-Qaeda fighters would “brainwash” Syrian rebels and create their own base of operations.
Another source described as an “anti-regime activist” also threatened to unite with the terrorist group if arms were not forthcoming. “The main aim is to stop this bloodshed in Aleppo. If neither the West nor the Arabs will help us, we will ask for the help of al Qaeda to stop the bloodshed,” he said.