May 12, 2012
Jabhah Al-Nusra Claims Damascus Bombing
BEIRUT (AP) - A video posted online in the name of a shadowy militant group late Friday claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings in the Syrian capital this week that killed 55 people.Here is the video which consists of a Nasheed and a screen shot of a statement posted to a terrorist forum.
In the video, a group calling itself the Al-Nusra Front says the bombing was in response to attacks on residential areas by the regime of President Bashar Assad.
"We fulfilled our promise to respond with strikes and explosions," a distorted voice says, reading black text that rolls across a white screen while Islamic chanting plays in the background.
The video's authenticity could not be independently verified. The Al-Nusra Front has claimed past attacks through statements posted on militant websites. Little is known about the group, although Western intelligence officials say it could be a front for al-Qaida.
Here is a high quality video from Jabhah An-Nusra announcing their existence and goals. Note the video is very similar to videos from Ansar al-Sunnah (aka Ansar al-Sharia) and al-Qaeda in Iraq's productions. It appears to mix some footage from Syria and classic Iraqi footage. It even has English subtitles.
And here is a video that hits on the same Jabhah Al-Nusra tag on Youtube of the free Syrian Resistance, you know, chopping off heads.
Nah...... can't be terrorists.