SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association) – Qatar has granted 20 million dollars in financial aid to the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front, which has been fighting against the government of the Syria President Bashar al-Assad and has taken over parts of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights in Syria.
This is while, earlier in September, Qatar’s Emir Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani said during a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel that his country does not support any Takfiri militants in Syria and Iraq.
“Qatar is not and has never financed terrorist groups,” the Qatari emir said.
The Qatari financial assistance to the terrorist group comes amid the publicity campaign by the US about the fight on terrorism.
On Monday night, Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said in a statement that the US army and “partner nation forces are undertaking military action against… terrorists in Syria using a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles.” The strikes he was referring to, were carried out without the UN consent.
Washington has been supporting militant groups operating against the government in Syria since March 2011, when foreign-sponsored militancy first began in Syria.
Many terrorists have reportedly been trained by the CIA in Jordan. The militant groups have also been armed with advanced weapons.
According to reports, besides Qatar, the Western powers other regional allies – especially Saudi Arabia and Turkey – are also supporting the Takfiris fighting against the Syrian government.