Bahraini Opposition Blasts Al-Khalifa's Aid to Syrian Terrorists

TEHRAN (FNA)- Bahrain's Democratic Assembly censured the Al-Khalifa regime for extending non-stop support and aid to the terrorists fighting against Bashar al-Assad's government in Syria.

Speaking during an interview with Al-Alam TV Network, Secretary General of Bahrain Democratic Assembly Fazel Abbas lambasted the Manama regime for supporting terrorists in Syria, and said, "Even some (pro-government) members of the Bahraini parliament have demanded overt support for terrorism in Syria."

Abbas said some Bahrainis have been among the terrorists killed in Syria, and pointed out that their departure to the war zone in Syria needed coordination which could have been done only by officials in power in Manama.

He said pro-government preachers in Bahrain encourage the (Sunni) youth to join the terrorist al-Nusra Front affiliated to the al-Qaeda network.

Abbas warned the Manama regime that it would soon regret its fervent support for terrorist groups in Syria, saying that "these terrorists will soon return to Bahrain and initiate events which took place in Afghanistan".

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs and terrorists against Syrian forces and civilians being reported across the country.

The US and its western and regional allies have long sought to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his ruling system. Since early 2012, numerous media reports have said that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups have received significantly more and better weapons, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.

The US daily, Washington Post, reported in May 2012 that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups battling Assad's government have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.

The newspaper, quoting opposition activists and US and foreign officials, reported that Obama administration officials emphasized the administration has expanded contacts with opposition military forces to provide the Persian Gulf nations with assessments of rebel credibility and command-and-control infrastructure.

Opposition activists who several months ago said the rebels were running out of ammunition said last May that the flow of weapons - most bought on the black market in neighboring countries or from elements of the Syrian military in the past - has significantly increased after a decision by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Persian Gulf states to provide millions of dollars in funding each month.