German spies cooperating again with Assad’s secret service


  • German spies cooperating again with Assad’s secret service

    Germany’s spy agency is working again with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s secret service to swap information on Islamist militants, the Bild daily said, despite Berlin’s opposition to Assad staying in power under any peace deal for Syria.

    Citing well-informed sources, the mass-circulation newspaper said German foreign intelligence BND agents had been travelling regularly to Damascus for some time for consultations with Syrian colleagues.


    The aim of renewed BND contacts with Damascus is to exchange information about militants, especially those in Islamic State, and to set up a fixed communication channel in case a German Tornado pilot is downed over Syria, Bild said.

    • Compte tenu de la vitesse de réaction de nos diplomates socialistes, je pense qu’on peut tabler vers l’été prochain pour une démarche similaire des services français... Sauf accélération des attentats (variation saisonnière : je suis bien cynique ce soir !)