German Intel Confirms Al-Qaeda behind Terror in Syria but File Remain ‘Secret’ for ‘National Interest’

Posted: 2012/07/31 in Geopolitics
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The Left Party (die Linke) has been heavily criticizing the information policy of the German federal government in taking part with the propaganda war on Syria. The occasion was a parliamentary question to the Foreign Office about the Houla massacre of May 25 in Syria.

According to Germany mainstream media Die Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung July 16 edition, the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) has always known that al-Qaeda is responsible for numerous terrorist attacks in Syria, including the Houla massacre. The agency was informed on several occasions during the period of 5 to 15 June regarding the matter.

The revelation was made public by the German government in response to a parliamentary question:

The German government confirms that it had received numerous reports from the BND on al-Qaeda’s involvement in the May 25 massacre in the Syrian town of Houla in the central province of Homs, in which 108 people, including dozens of children and women, were killed execution-style.

The West and the Syrian opposition together with their media blamed the Syrian government for the carnage, but a Syrian government-appointed fact-finding mission had said that armed groups had carried out the massacre to frame the government and foment sectarian strife.

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