Friday, May 18, 2012

UN Chief Blames Al Qaeda for Syria Attacks

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon believes Al Qaeda is behind twin bombings in Damascus that killed 55 people last week.

The UN chief said Thursday that the terror group's involvement had "created again very serious problems." He also said Syria's death toll from 15 months of anti-government related unrest may have reached 10,000.

In a Friday news conference, the UN observer mission head, Major General Robert Mood, said an Al Qaeda  presence would be a "worrying development."

Related: Al Qaeda Role in Syrian Revolt Increasingly Apparent