May 23rd, 2012
05:34 PM ET

Al Qaeda's growing reach in Syria

CNN's Barbara Starr reports from Jordan on growing worries about an al Qaeda presence in neighboring Syria.  A senior Jordanian official tells CNN that there are nearly 1,500 al Qaeda members and sympathizer in Syria. While some US officials say the Jordanian estimate is high, one U.S. expert on jihadists in Syria agrees with Jordan's view.

Editor's note: CNN's Barbara Starr is covering the Eager Lion military exercise in Jordan.  Read all her reporting here.

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. byebye

    So maybe as bad as President Bashir Al-Assad is, the alternative would be worse.

    May 24, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Reply
    • Sodomite

      That seems to be the line of thought in Washington. And other places.

      May 24, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Reply
  2. MyPictureOfMuhammad

    8=>(_|_)

    May 23, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Reply
  3. Thor

    More Israeli propaganda.

    Blatant...

    CNN, you will get yours.

    May 23, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Reply

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