Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood Accuses Regime of Seeking to Implicate it in Bombingsإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood denied on Saturday its involvement in the Damascus bombings, saying the regime had set up a website similar to its webpage to implicate it in the blasts that left 44 people dead a day earlier.
In remarks to al-Arabiya TV station, Brotherhood official Mohammed Farouq Tayfour said the Syrian authorities established the site to accuse the group of carrying out the twin suicide bombings.
His comments came after a message on the alleged website said: "One of our victorious Sunni brigades 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.”
The spokesman for Syria's Muslim Brotherhood, Zuhair Salem denied to Agence France Presse, from London the allegations, saying that the claim was "completely fabricated under our name on the Internet."
It was "completely orchestrated by the regime, just as the attacks were,” he added.
The claim contradicted accusations by the regime of President Bashar Assad that the bombings, which also wounded 166 people, were the work of al-Qaida.
The opposition Syrian National Council said that the regime had carried them out.
The claim came as thousands of mourners carrying Syrian flags and pictures of the dead took part in a mass funeral for the 44 people killed in the bombings.
Mourners carried coffins draped in the red, white and black Syrian flags into the eighth-century Omayyad Mosque, where they were placed on the ground for prayers.
"Martyr after martyr, we want nobody but (Bashar) Assad," they shouted in support of the president.