Reports: Israeli commandos act in Syria, Jihadists on Jordan border
Confessions made by Turkish officers arrested in Syria last week reveal that Tel Aviv is involved in the insurgency led by "armed gangs" in the country to overthrow the regime of Bashar Assad, an Iranian news agency reported.
The correspondent of the Iranian Fars News Agency in Damascus, citing Syrian security sources, claimed that seven out of the 49 Turkish officers arrested, have admitted being trained by the Israeli Mossad, to carry out terrorist operations. They also claim to have initiated contacts with Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
One of the Turkish officers indicated that Israeli commandos infiltrated the Syrian territory and provided assistance to the free Syrian army. He said the Mossad has also dispatched a team to Jordan to train members of al-Qaeda who came from Libya in order to send them to Syria to fight the regular Syrian army .
Sources said the Syrian authorities are careful not to publish all of these admissions by the Turkish officers as they want to reach a swap deal with Ankara which will include the release of the officers in exchange to members of the free Syrian army, a commitment not to arm terrorist groups and to control its borders to prevent the passage of arms and the infiltration of terrorist elements.
Meanwhile, there are reports that the area between Ramtha in northern Jordan is now a closed military zone counting harboring some 11,000 gunmen, mainly Libyan nationals, who are responsible for conducting military operations against the Syria army in exchange for US$1,000 per month. According to the reports, Riyadh and Doha fund this army.
Moreover, an American television channel has revealed that U.S. drones have been monitoring events in Syria .A "good number" of U.S. military drones operate over Syria in order to track military attacks against civilians and opposition elements, reported Saturday NBC.
These flights of unmanned aircraft are not a preparation for a U.S. military intervention, the channel added, citing U.S. defense officials speaking on condition of anonymity.
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