Breaking: Syrian Muslim Brotherhood claim of carrying out bombings 'fake'

Yasser Seddiq, Saturday 24 Dec 2011

Islamist group quashes media reports it was involved in Friday’s bomb attack in Damascus that killed 44 people and injured 166 others, accusing Syrian intelligence of fabricating earlier statement

The Syrian Muslim Brotherhood has denounced a statement on its website claiming responsibility for Friday's suicide attacks in Damsacus as "fake," reports the Al-Arabiya TV channel.

AFP had earlier today reported that the group had claimed responsibility for the attrocities in which 44 people died, contradicting the Assad regime's accusations that the attacks were the work of Al-Qaeda.

According to a source close to the Brotherhood, Syrian intelligence is behind the fraudulent statement.

The regime's original accusations of Al-Qaeda involvement were seen by Syrian activists as an attempt to undermine and tarnish the protest movement against Bashar al-Assad's government. The opposition Syrian National Council blamed the bomb attacks on the regime.

The AFP report had quoted the alleged admission which stated that the Brotherhood “was able to target the state security building in Kfar Suseh in the heart of the Omayyad capital Damascus in a successful operation carried out by four of our kamikazes drawn from the best of our glorious men, leaving many dead and wounded from the ranks of the Assad gangs."

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