The Syrian intelligence had apprehended nine “spies” of the U.S.-led coalition in the southern countryside of Raqqa, the Euphrates Appeal Media Network revealed on October 14.
The suspects were arrested by the General Intelligence Directorate (GID) in a series of raids inside the government-held towns of Sabkha and Madan.
All nine suspects were former members of the National Defense Forces, who served in southern Raqqa and Deir Ezzor about a year ago.
“The arrested personnel were accused of leaking information about the government-held area to the International Coalition, as well as of photographing checkpoints and headquarters there,” the networks’ reporter in the region said.
The suspects were allegedly transported by the GID and the Russian Military Police to a Russian base near the ancient city of Palmyra in eastern Homs.
Recently, it was revealed that U.S.-led coalition was spying on Syrian government forces as well as Russian troops in the central region.
In July, two U.S.-backed fighters who snuck out of the occupied area of al-Tanaf to spy on military and civilian facilities in southern Homs were captured by the Syrian Arab Army. Before that, Syrian security forces apprehended a spy of the British intelligence in Palmyra.
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