Also admitted to in Ahlul Bayt News Agency
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - In an interview , Clinton states, “We have a very dangerous set of actors in the region, Al-Qaeda, and those who are on our terrorist list, to be sure, supporting – claiming to support the opposition [in Syria].”Al Qeada is really Al-Cia ... duh.
Clinton’s admission that Al-Qaeda is supporting the armed insurrection in Syria dovetails with reports that the same Al-Qaeda terrorists who helped overthrow Colonel Gaddafi in Libya were airlifted into Syria by NATO forces.
(Reuters) - Security forces killed at least 10 people in fighting across Syria on Tuesday, activists said, in a 14-month-old revolt that international mediator Kofi Annan, the Red Cross and Arab League warned was deteriorating into a civil war.
Clashes between government forces and rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad raged overnight in Syrian towns and flared again during the day, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Despite an initial pause in fighting on April 12, a promised ceasefire has not taken hold. Nor has the carnage in Syria stopped, despite a parliamentary poll on Monday which the government promoted as a milestone on its path to reform but the opposition dismissed as a sham and boycotted.
Speaking to reporters in Geneva after briefing the U.N. Security Council via video link, Annan said there were "worrying episodes of violence by the government" in Syria as well as attacks by the opposition in violation of the truce. He described a recent spate of bombings as "really worrying."
He urged Damascus and the rebels to revive the truce.
"If you can do it for one day, why don't you do it for a week, a month, why don't you give peace a chance and give the people of Syria a break?" Annan said.
"There is a profound concern that the country could ... descend into full civil war and the implications of that are quite frightening," he said. "We cannot allow that to happen."
Annan's comments were likely to deepen doubts about Damascus' commitment to the former U.N. secretary-general's peace plan and could fuel fears among Western powers on the 15-nation council that it has little chance of success.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said after the council meeting that "the Syrian government has not implemented fully any of the six points of the Annan plan."
"The situation in Syria remains dire, especially for the millions who continue to endure daily attacks and who are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance," Rice said.
"We are increasing our support to unify and strengthen the opposition through non-lethal assistance."
The United States has said it is already giving the Syrian opposition logistical and communications help, but it has shied away from providing arms.