Nusra threatens to rocket Alawite villages over alleged chemical attack

By REUTERS
August 25, 2013 13:41

 
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DUBAI - The head of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front has pledged to target communities from Syria's Alawite faith, followed by President Bashar Assad, with rockets in revenge for an alleged chemical attack on the outskirts of Damascus, according to an audio recording seen on Sunday.

"For every chemical rocket that had fallen on our people in Damascus, one of their villages will, by the will of God, pay for it," Abu Mohammad al-Golani said in the recording posted on YouTube.

"On top of that we will prepare a thousand rockets that will be fired on their towns in revenge for the Damascus Ghouta massacre."

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