US Official meets with Syria's Intel Chief in attempt to free jailed CIA operatives
Saturday, 04 November 2017


A senior U.S. official allegedly met with Syria’s intelligence chief, ‘Ali Mamlouk, in Damascus this week, Reuters News Agency reported on Friday.

According to the publication, the U.S. official was in Damascus to discuss a number of issues, including the imprisonment of several CIA agents in Syria.

“The regional official did not name the U.S. official who met Ali Mamlouk, Syria’s national security chief,” Reuters claimed.

“During the meeting, Mamlouk protested to the U.S. official that U.S. forces ‘are on Syrian land and this is considered occupation’,’ the regional official said. The U.S. official responded that ‘our presence is advisory and we are fighting Daesh,’ the regional official added, using an Arabic acronym for Islamic State,” the Reuters report added.



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