Itongadol.- German intelligence says that an official with the Hezbollah terror group admitted that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad ordered a poison gas attack last month.
Report: Hezbollah Admitted that Assad Was Behind Chemical Attack
According to a report in theReuters news agency on Wednesday, Hezbollah considered the move a mistake which showed Assad was losing his grip.
Participants at a confidential meeting of German lawmakers on Monday said the head of the BND foreign intelligence agency told them it had intercepted a phone call believed to be between a high-ranking member of Hezbollah and the Iranian Embassy in Damascus.
"The BND referred to a phone call they had heard between a Hezbollah official and the Iranian embassy in which he spoke about Assad having ordered the attack," one of the participants told Reuters on Wednesday.
In the phone call, the Hezbollah official says Assad\’s order for the attack was a mistake and that he was losing his nerve, the participants reported the BND briefing as saying.
A BND spokesman declined to comment on Monday\’s briefing, saying German intelligence speaks only to the government and to parliamentary committees on highly sensitive matters.
A Hezbollah spokesman was not available for comment.
The German weekly Der Spiegel reported this week that the BND has enough evidence in its possession to conclude that Assad ordered the suspected chemical attack in Syria on August 21.
According to Der Spiegel, BND President Gerhard Schindler voiced his support for U.S. allegations that Assad‘s government ordered the attack on the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta.