Al-Qaida-linked group makes belated responsibility claim on assassination of Syrian governor

September 7, 2013 11:16

DUBAI - The Islamist militant group the Nusra Front has claimed responsibility for the assassination of the governor of Syria's Hama province last month, according to the US-based SITE intelligence monitoring group.

The Nusra Front, a Sunni Muslim group linked to al-Qaida, has emerged as one of the most effective organizations fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad.Syrian state television last month reported that "terrorists" had assassinated Dr. Anas Abdul Razak, the governor of Hama, with a car bomb.

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