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U.S. Officials: Al Qaeda Behind Syria Bombings

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In this photo taken on a government-organized tour for the media, Syrian workers remove rubble from a damaged Syrian military intelligence building at a security compound which was attacked by an explosion, in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria, on Friday Feb. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi) | AP

WASHINGTON -- The Iraqi branch of al Qaida, seeking to exploit the bloody turmoil in Syria to reassert its potency, carried out two recent bombings in the Syrian capital, Damascus, and likely was behind suicide bombings Friday that killed at least 28 people in the largest city, Aleppo, U.S. officials told McClatchy.

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