The Iraqi foreign minister said Thursday (July 5th) that al-Qaeda terrorists in Iraq are entering neighbouring Syria.
"We have solid information and intelligence that members of al-Qaeda's terrorist network have gone to Syria," Iraqi foreign minister Hoshyar Zebari was quoted as saying by Al-Jazeera.
"Most of the suicide bombers, foreign fighters [and] elements of al-Qaeda used to slip into Iraq from Syria. So they know the routes and the connections," he said.
The Syrian regime blames the country's uprising on armed terrorist groups.
However, the Free Syrian Army and other opposition forces deny any links to terrorism and al-Qaeda-style attacks.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has also said in May he believed al-Qaeda terrorists were responsible for two suicide car bombs in Damascus that left at least 55 people dead.