A former Syrian Arab Army (SAA) officer that defected to the Free Syrian Army (FSA) inside the Dara’a Governorate in 2012 has returned to Damascus after completing his three-year long espionage mission for the Syrian Military Intelligence.

The SAA officer, Lieutenant Hussein Al-Ahmad of Latakia City, was originally captured by the Free Syrian Army in 2012 – he became famous for publicly defecting to the aforementioned rebel group following his capture; this led to Lt. Ahmad’s acceptance among his fellow defectors.

Lt. Ahmad would participate in a number of battles in 2014, including the rebel victory at Tal Al-Harrah in the Dara’a Governorate’s western country; this prompted the Free Syrian Army’s Central Command to appoint him as commander of the Dara’a tribes.

Unbeknownst to the Free Syrian Army’s Central Command, Lt. Ahmad was actively communicating with the Syrian Air Force Intelligence in Damascus and providing them with specific locations of rebel military installations and rebel military intelligence.

Three days ago, Lt. Ahmad abandoned his new post inside the West Ghouta of the Rif Dimashq Governorate and returned to the Syrian capital of Damascus, where he was greeted warmly by his peers after his three year mission.

When Lt. Ahmad entered Damascus, he was seen driving a vehicle fitted with a heavy machine gun – he also possessed important rebel documents that were handed to the AFI upon his arrival.

Treated as a hero in Damascus, a number of Syrian news outlets have already ran his perilous journey through the rebel ranks and his experience with the Syrian Opposition.

Lt. Ahmad’s espionage mission proved invaluable to the Syrian Armed Forces protecting the provincial capital of Dara’a, as they were provided imperative details regarding the attack and those participating.

Lt. Ahmad's Al-Jazeera interview with the FSA.
Lt. Ahmad's Al-Jazeera interview with the FSA.
Lt. Ahmad's Al-Jazeera interview with the FSA.
Lt. Ahmad captured in 2012
Lt. Ahmad captured by the FSA in 2012


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