US Airstrikes In Syria Reportedly Targeted A French Intelligence Official Who Defected To Al Qaeda Staff
Posted: Oct 06, 2014 11:31 AM

The first wave of U.S. air strikes in Syria last month targeted a former French intelligence officer who defected to al Qaeda, Mitchell Prothero of McClatchy reports.

European intelligence officials told McClatchy that the French officer, whose identity is a secret, is the highest ranking defector to ever go to al-Qaeda. He reportedly defected from either French military intelligence or from France’s foreign intelligence agency (DGSE).