Via Wikileaks, as of February 2012:
“AQ is on our side in Syria.”
AL-ZAWAHIRI URGES MUSLIM SUPPORT FOR OPPOSITION (U) Al-Qaida leader al-Zawahiri called on Muslims in Turkey and the Middle East to aid rebel forces in their fight against supporters of Syrian President Asad in an interne video recording. Al-Zawahiri also urged the Syrian people not to rely on the AL, Turkey, or the United States for assistance.euters)
Memo by Jake Sullivan, State Department:
Jake. That means YOU’RE on Al Qaeda’s side in Syria. Why were you on Al Qaeda’s side in Syria?