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Report: CIA supplies Syrian rebels with intelligence against government forces

Posted By admin On March 23, 2013 @ 6:29 am In Tile,World News | Comments Disabled

Haaretz [1]
March 23, 2013

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has been aiding the opposition in Syria by providing it with information that could be used against President Bashar Assad’s forces, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

The actionable intelligence is being supplied to small, well-vetted rebel units, current and former U.S. officials told the WSJ.

According to the report, the U.S. has initiated the effort in order to strengthen secular forces in the country amid concerns that Assad’s fall could empower Islamist extremists – including al-Qaida – in the country.

The expanded CIA operation is part of a wider effort by Western agencies to train Syrian opposition in weapon use, urban combat and counterintelligence.

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[1] Haaretz: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/report-cia-supplies-syrian-rebels-with-intelligence-against-government-forces-1.511467

[2] West training Syrian rebels in Jordan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/west-training-syrian-rebels-in-jordan.html

[3] Al Qaida groups lead Syrian rebels’ seizure of air base in sign they continue to dominate anti-Assad forces: http://www.prisonplanet.com/al-qaida-groups-lead-syrian-rebels-seizure-of-air-base-in-sign-they-continue-to-dominate-anti-assad-forces.html

[4] Syrian Air Force intelligence chief killed, opposition websites report: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-air-force-intelligence-chief-killed-opposition-websites-report.html

[5] Turkey Supplies Syrian Rebels With Air Defense Missiles – TV: http://www.prisonplanet.com/turkey-supplies-syrian-rebels-with-air-defense-missiles-tv.html

[6] Syrian Forces Press Against Rebels In Aleppo, Damascus: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-forces-press-against-rebels-in-aleppo-damascus.html

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