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Saudi clerics pronounce jihad against Assad and Putin’s forces, need for Sunni Muslims to join the rebels

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Clerics of Saudi Arabia have pronounced jihad against Syrian Government and Russian troops and stressed the need for Sunni Muslims to join the war against Bashar al-Assad.

More than 50 clerics and academics signed a joint statement calling on Sunnis to ‘hurry’ to war-torn Syria and help to topple Assad’s government.

Two rockets were fired at the Russian Embassy in Damascus, Syria. Panic prevailed among the supporters of Moscow.

Russian News Agency, Interfax confirmed the news of two rockets landing in the embassy grounds. No injuries were reported.

The clerics of Saudi Arabia appealed to all the Sunni governments in the Middle East to extend their moral, political and military support in the war against Assad.

Newsweek reports that this is a war on Sunnis, their countries and their identities. There is an apprehension that one after the other all the Sunni countries will be destroyed. The clerics who signed the jihad statement are not part of Govt. machinery in Saudi Arabia.