Iranian agents infiltrate ranks of Syrian rebels: detainee reveals


Rebels of the Jabhat al-Sham al-Muahada (SUF). File photo

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Damascus, Syria – Rebel fighters of the Sham Unified Front (SUF) in southern Syrian (works under the banner of the Free Syrian Army “FSA”) announced Saturday that they received significant information from an Iranian prisoner, who was captured earlier in the Sheikh Miskin city in the northern countryside of Daraa. 

The Front issued a statement, of which ARA News received a copy, saying that after interrogation of an Iranian captive by the Investigation and Judiciary Office of the SUF, “it was known that sleeper cells, that have been trained by the Lebanese militia of Hezbollah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard members, have joined the ranks of the Syrian armed opposition”. 

“The prisoner confirmed that the sleeper cells are active within factions of the armed opposition and are collaborating with the Hezbollah militia and Iranian authorities by leaking strategic information about the movements of the rebel leaders,” the statement added.

The SUF leadership pointed out that the Iranian prisoner admitted that one of the tasks assigned to these cells is the use of car bombs and improvised explosive devices (prepared in the security branches of the Syrian regime) where they decide to put it in crowded places such as markets, schools and mosques.

“The assassination of rebel leaders was a major mission assigned to those cells, and most of those operations were carried out successfully. The assassins were rewarded with an amount of 200,000 Syrian Pounds each,” the statement read, referring to the presence of these cells not only in the provinces of Daraa and Quneitra in southern Syria, but also in eastern and western Ghoutas of Damascus, as well as cities and towns of Aleppo province.

The Sham Unified Front intends to swap the Iranian prisoner with a number of women detained by the Syrian regime, opposition activists from Daraa reported.


Reporting by: Ali Darwish

Source: ARA News

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