Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Israel: Turkey Home to Three Al Qaeda Bases

Some of the Al Qaeda militants going to fight in Syria have bases in neighboring Turkey and can easily access Europe from the NATO member state, Israel's military intelligence chief said on Wednesday.

Major-General Aviv Kochavi, presenting a map of the Middle East marked with areas of Al Qaeda presence, told a security conference Al Qaeda fighters from around the world entered Syria weekly, “but they do not stay” there.

The map showed three Al Qaeda bases inside Turkey.

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