Monday, June 17, 2013

German Intelligence services & Syrian Military Mukhabarat: 'Let's talk!'

"...According to some reports in the German press, recently chief of the BND Gerhard Schindler radically revised the assessment of the situation in Syria provided earlier by his subordinates. Based on the statements of senior officers who deserted the Syrian army, intelligence service in Germany predicted the imminent collapse of the regime of Bashar al-Assad. In mid-March, Schindler confidently stated in an interview that the days of the Assad regime were numbered, however, did not name the exact date of the expected collapse. ...
According to a correspondent of the first German television channel ARD from the Jordanian capital Amman, the president of the Federal Intelligence Service of Germany Schindler recently held secret talks in Syria. In early May, Gerhard Schindler, along with the Head of BND counterterrorism Department, negotiated in Damascus on the resumption of cooperation between the two countries in the field of counter-terrorism.
The German intelligence services are interested in the information provided by their Syrian counterparts on radical Islamists operating in Western Europe. They generally support the opposition to Assad's government, and sooner or later get noticed by the secret police. Media reported that Schindler in the first place was interested in the arrested Islamists who have been trained in militants' camps and participated in combat activities, and therefore were capable of emerging in prosperous Europe..."

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