Posted: Sep 9, 2012 3:09 AM
Updated: Sep 9, 2012 6:55 AM
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) A Jordanian militant leader linked to al-Qaida has warned that his extremist group will launch "deadly attacks" in neighboring Syria to topple President Bashar Assad.
Mohammad al-Shalabi, better known as Abu Sayyaf, says the attacks are in response to "crimes" committed by Assad's ruling Alawite minority against the majority Sunni Muslims in Syria. He was addressing a protest outside the Jordanian prime minister's office in the capital Amman on Sunday.