Thursday, March 20, 2014

US Treasury: "Qatar & Kuwait are the epicenter of fundraising for Al Qaeda in Syria"

"... The U.S. has increasingly voiced concerns about the policies of Qatar and Kuwait in recent months. The Treasury Department has said in recent weeks that it has tracked large amounts of funding from charities and social media sites based in these two Gulf countries to Sunni extremist groups fighting the Shiite-dominated government of Iraq and the regime in Syria, a staunch Iranian ally.This included financing for the Nusra Front, a Syrian rebel group linked to al Qaeda, according to U.S. officials...Mr. Cohen charged that Kuwait "has become the epicenter of fundraising for terrorist groups in Syria."

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