Video Shows Syrian Insurgents Praising al-Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden

Jan 5, 2012

A newly released video shows foreign-backed insurgents in Syria praising Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda.

The video, which was put online Friday, shows the militants singing songs lauding former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden for carrying out the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States.

Earlier on Friday, an explosive device went off near a mosque in the northwestern province of Idlib in the Syrian militants’ latest attack on non-military targets.

In another incident, an army checkpoint near the Syrian capital was the target of a car bombing, but there were no reports of casualties.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of security personnel, have been killed in the violence.

The Syrian government says the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants fighting the Syrian government are foreign nationals.

Several international human rights organizations have accused the foreign-sponsored militants of committing war crimes. Link