Kofi Annan concerned about third force in Syrian conflict

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A third force may be involved in the ongoing conflict in Syria, according to a spokesman for the joint envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League on Syria.

Suspicions about this involvement have been prompted by bomb attacks in Syria that are similar to those carried out by Al-Qaeda.

Last week more than 50 people were killed and over 370 others wounded in two suicide car bomb attacks in Damascus.

Ahmad Fawzi is spokesperson for joint special envoy Kofi Annan.

"When we speak about third actors on the ground, we mean there are the hallmarks of activities and incidents and explosions that appear to come from sources other than opposition or Government sources. This has yet to be verified. We have to be very, very careful. As you know, the twin suicide bombs in Damascus that had horrifying casualties were claimed first by a jihadist group. The same jihadist group denied that that claim was authentic a few days later."

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