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Free Syrian Army denies role in Damascus bombings

A general in the Free Syrian Army denied responsibility for recent suicide bombings in Damascus, Syria's capital, in an interview with Al Jazeera. He also stated his belief that the attacks are false flag operations by the Syrian government designed to "discredit the pro-Democracy movement."

US officials believe there is validity to the Syrian government claim that al Qaeda is operating in the country, however, and suicide attacks are a standard AQ and Salafi-Jihadist tactic. In addition, the Islamist group Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant has claimed responsibility for three previous suicide attacks, while denying it issued a recent video claiming the twin Damascus bombings on May 10.

For more information, see additional Long War Journal coverage:

Al Nusrah Front denies validity of Damascus suicide attack video

Suicide bombers kill 55 in Syrian capital

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