Al-Jazeera Video: Middle East commentator discusses Syria violence
"The Syrian government has been blaming al-Qaeda for Monday's attacks in Idlib and Damascus.
Rami Khoury, director of Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs in Beirut, tells Al Jazeera: "There are probably some al-Qaeda inspired terrorists groups who are operating in Syria.
"Some of them came from Iraq and Afghanistan. They have been operating for many years in Syria but the Syrian government had them under control. It is possible that some of them have resurfaced again.""