Saudi cleric urges youth not to join Syria rebels

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 09:51

Riyadh (Saudi Arabia): A Saudi cleric has advised Muslim youth against joining Syrian rebel fighters in the 19-month civil war against President Bashar Assad`s regime.

Salman al-Audah warns that their presence among the rebels might serve the Assad regime`s claim that the rebellion is the work of terrorist groups.

He told the Al-Jazeera satellite channel today that the Syrian rebels need money, weapons and prayers.

Al-Audah said a few Muslim fighters joining the Syrian rebels won`t change the course of the conflict, but it could undermine European support. He said Europeans could associate foreign Muslim fighters with terrorists.

Al-Audah`s comments were carried on his website.

There are no reliable figures for the number of foreign fighters in Syria. Estimates put the number in the hundreds.


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First Published: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 09:51

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