For several years, the secret services of a number of European countries have helped to hide from justice Khaled al-Khalebi, who was involved in war crimes committed by the Syrian regime.
Aleppo, who served as head of the regional intelligence branch of the Bashar al-Assad regime in Raqqa, fled to Europe with the assistance of the French, Austrian and Israeli intelligence services. This is stated in an article published by the American magazine New Yorker.
According to the publication, Aleppo left Raqqa after the city came under the control of the Free Syrian Army (FSA). He then crossed into the Old World with the support of French intelligence.
The New Yorker notes that Aleppo is one of those responsible for the murder of scores of dissidents, systematic torture and nude prisoners in overcrowded cells in the Syrian regime’s prisons.
After receiving no positive response to his request for asylum in France, Aleppo reportedly moved to Vienna. In this he was helped by the Israeli special service “Mossad” and the Austrian intelligence.
It is noted that the “Mossad” wanted to save Khalebi, because he was “ready to play an important role in the Syrian state system after the fall of the Assad regime.”
The Austrian Ministry of Justice first learned of Halaby’s presence in Vienna through the non-governmental organization CIJA, which is investigating war crimes.
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