Now That’s Diversity! ‘A French intelligence agent joined Al Qaeda’
A former French intelligence officer who defected to Al Qaeda was targeted by US strikes in Syria last month, US press group McClatchy said, in a report almost immediately denied by Paris.
According to the report, European intelligence sources describe the former agent — who allegedly defected from either French military intelligence services or the country’s foreign spy agency the DGSE — as the “highest ranking defector ever to go over to the terrorist group.”
The article adds that the man, who reportedly joined Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and went to Syria, was one of the targets of a round of US strikes in the war-torn country aimed at the Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate.