Friday, June 10, 2011

'Egypt's MB, Turkey behind Syria unrest'

Scores of security forces have reportedly been killed in clashes with armed groups across Syria.

Source: Press TV

The unrest in Syria has been the outcome of a deal between the Turkish prime minister and Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, a report claims.

According to informed sources in Damascus that cited an unspecific classified report, the “unprecedented intensification” of unrest in Syria stems from “a deal between Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Muslim Brotherhood.”

The report also indicates that Saudi Arabia's intelligence agency has been behind clashes that took place in the city of al-Ramtha in Jordan, near the Syrian border, as well as armed skirmishes in al-Anbar in western Iraq.

According to the report, in view of such events, a number of new developments are likely to surface in the near future that would alter established norms not only in Syria and Lebanon, but in other parts of the world, particularly the Middle East region.

At least 120 Syrian soldiers were killed after armed groups attacked police and security stations in the northwestern town of Jisr al-Shughour on Monday, according to Syrian state TV. Some 200 others were also reported injured in the clashes.

The Syrian government says the weapons used during clashes in Jisr al-Shughour were smuggled into the country from Turkey.

Dozens of civilians were also killed and injured during the exchange of fire in the Syrian town. The armed groups reportedly took over parts of the town and torched several government buildings.

Hundreds of people, including security forces, have been killed during clashes in Syria since the beginning of unrests in the country in mid-March.

The shadowy opposition accuses security forces of being behind the killings. But, the government blames armed gangs for the deadly violence, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has vowed to bring those behind the killings to justice as several members of armed terrorist groups have been arrested so far. The detainees have confessed to receiving weapons and money from foreign organizations to kill Syrian civilians and security forces and incite chaos in the country.

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