Turkish intelligence allowing arms flow into Syria: Prosecutors

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Militants belonging to the so-called Ansar al-Islam group and the al-Qaeda-linked Ahrar al-Sham group walk on a street in the Tadamon neighborhood, south of the Syrian capital, Damascus on June 15, 2015 (AFP photo). Militants belonging to the so-called Ansar al-Islam group and the al-Qaeda-linked Ahrar al-Sham group walk on a street in the Tadamon neighborhood, south of the Syrian capital, Damascus on June 15, 2015 (AFP photo).

A new report says officials with the Turkish government intelligence agency secured the flow of arms to terrorists in Syria.

Four Turkish prosecutors brought the matter into light after intercepting Syria-headed arms-laden trucks in January 2014, the English-language daily,Today’s Zaman, reported on Thursday.

They said Turkish officials, including intelligence agency personnel, were involved in the supply of weapons and ammunition to radical groups in Syria, particularly the Qaeda-tied Ahrar al-Sham.

The daily wrote, “In January 2014, Adana prosecutor Özcan Şişman went to Hatay, a neighboring province that sits on the border with Syria, after a truck that was suspected of carrying arms into Syria, was stopped.”

An Ahrar al-Sham militant inside a tent in the…

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