Syria militants turn to well-paid spies for Israeli intelligence

Syria militants turn to well-paid spies for Israeli intelligence
Sun Mar 2, 2014 18:33:49

The Israeli intelligence authorities maintain well-paid links with Syria militants, giving them considerable amounts of money in return for information.

Abu Dhabi-based newspaper The National reported on Sunday that at least three different militant groups have been in regular contact with Israeli intelligence officials.

The daily quoted a source from one of the militant groups in southern Syria as saying that all groups have received more than one tranche of funding worth hundreds of thousands of dollars from Israel.

In late February, an unnamed Israeli commander admitted that the Israeli military is in contact with the foreign-backed militant and terrorist groups inside Syria.

The Israeli commander said the militants provided Israeli intelligence officials with information on the identity and medical condition of the wounded militants.

Some reports say hundreds of terrorists have received treatment in Israeli hospitals. Most of them have returned to Syria, where they fight Syrian national army.

On February 18, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a visit to a secret field hospital in the occupied Golan Heights, which offers medical services to the injured militants coming in from Syria.

On February 21, foreign-backed Syrian opposition leader Muhammad Badie reportedly praised Netanyahu for visiting the wounded militants.


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