U.S. Travel Warning: Al Qaeda-Affiliated Syrian Rebels Have Claimed Nearly 600 Attacks


Terence P. Jeffrey
CNS News
September 2, 2013

While President Barack Obama is now asking Congress to authorize him to use military force against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad because that regime used chemical weapons on its own people, the State Department is maintaining a travel warning advising Americans not to travel to Syria because the al-Nusrah Front, the al Qaeda affiliate in Syria–which is participating in the rebellion seeking to overthrow Assad–has carried out about 600 attacks in the country since November 2011.

These al-Qaeda terrorist attacks, according to the State Department, have killed many Syrian civilians.

“There is also a threat from terrorism, including groups like al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI) affiliated al-Nusrah Front,” says the current State Department travel warning on Syria.

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