Confirming what has long been suspected, a Syrian opposition official, disclosed that British intelligence was enabling rebels to launch attacks against Assad forces, reported The Sunday Times.
The Official said that Britain "know about and approve 100%" signals intelligence, using bases in Cyprus that are then passed through Turkey to the Free Syrian Army.
Speaking to The Sunday Times, the official said,
“British intelligence is observing things closely from Cyprus. It’s very useful because they find out a great deal,”
“The British are giving the information to the Turks and the Americans and we are getting it from the Turks.”
“The British monitor communications about movements of the government army and we got information about reinforcements being on their way to Aleppo. We hit at the government troops in Idlib and Saraqib [southwest of Aleppo], with success."
According to the official, rebel forces in Aleppo also receive satellite imagery, via Turkey, from the CIA.
“We’ve had access to it for more than a month now. What the Turks give us is limited but it’s made a difference in Aleppo,” he added.