Recently, the Federal intelligence service of Germany (BND) resumed its cooperation with intelligence services of the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad. It is reported by German tabloid Bild. Still about this operation was known only to a few dedicated members of the German government.
So, recently employees of the BND, according to the publication, were regularly travel to Damascus for meetings with their Syrian counterparts. During these meetings staff share information about Islamic terrorism, and engaged in the creation of the so-called «negotiation channels» with the Syrian government in case over Syrian territory will be shot down or crash German reconnaissance aircraft «Tornado».
The cooperation of the BND and the Syrian intelligence is, as stressed by Bild, a rather delicate topic, because in Syria for the last five years, the civil war continues, and the Syrian secret services responsible for a large portion of crimes by the current authorities. Supporters of Assad, as discussed later, stole tens of thousands of people, many were tortured to death in secret prisons.
Moreover, the BND, according to the tabloid, going as soon as possible to open up his residency in Damascus and to accommodate their employees. In particular, the residency may be placed in the closed German Embassy. Intelligence Agency with the consent of the German government has already started preparations for it. In turn, the German government will make a final decision on the matter early next year, Bild adds.