BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The German government paid tens of millions of Euros to the rebel forces fighting the Syrian government, The Telegraph reported on Sunday, citing a report from the Tagesspiegel newspaper.

According to the Tagesspiegel report, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Walter Lindner (Social Democrat) told MEP Evrim Sommer (Die Linke) that Germany paid millions of Euros to the rebel forces in Syria.

The report said that Lindner revealed Germany paid the rebels no less than 37.5 million Euros for reconstruction and humanitarian aid.

In total, the German government paid nearly €49 million to the rebel forces in Syria, the report continued.

“The government does not want to make this clear, because the partners with whom Ms. Merkel spoke, Russia and Turkey, may not be happy,” Evrim Sommer told Russia’s Sputnik News Agency.

Germany has recently entered talks with Turkey, France, and Russia to secure a peaceful settlement inside Syria.

However, this new report about Germany’s secret funding of rebel groups could cause friction among the countries allied to the Syrian government, including Russia and Iran.

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FairsFair
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The question then becomes did the Germans do this off their own bat or on the behest of any of the coalition members trying to undermine the legitimate Syrian Government?

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Stern Daler

Maybe verify the text in Tagesspiegel that quotes Lindner?
Telegraph’s German bashing at its best.

Or just read my comment.

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What a great idea – let’s give millions of euros to the vile headchoppers.
Gotta keep that hideous conflict going – and the one in Yemen too – it’s the moral thing to do.

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@Timothy Hadfield, read the German text at Tagesspiegel.
You Island Monkeys expect us to translate and cannot even understand Your own language, when we do. German money did not go to headchopers – Whitehall and White House provide for the headchoppers from Syria to Yemen.

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For the second time of saying – there is no ‘peaceful opposition’.

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@Timothy Hadfield, not among those who are supported by the 5 eyes nations.

But there are among those supported by the EU.

p.s. You and the Anglo-Zionist troll army went at great length to mark me down but this means that You still have not understood. You stay a useful tool of Anglo-Zionist imperialism.

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willyvandamme

As if Russia and Syria didn’t know.

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Stern Daler

Russia and Syria exactly knew that Germany was not supporting the militants. Maybe read my comment.

Germany only supported the peaceful opposition.
Which is no crime.

Jeremy Swift should not slander Germany but sweep the floors in Whitehall first. The white helmets are a UK brainchild. The UK also gave for the so called Free Police who were the henchmen of the Jihadi.

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willyvandamme

The question is what do they mean with ‘civilian activists’ and extremists. The submarine seems to be sinking.

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Maybe read the Tagespiegel text, Dutchman? The original German text speaks of “zivile Akteure” – and I translated it for You. Your submarine is definitely at the bottom. Aboufadel writes: Lindner revealed Germany paid the rebels no less than 37.5 million Euros for reconstruction and humanitarian aid. And then Aboufadel claims the report says: (Germany) paid nearly €49 million to the rebel forces in Syria. No the report did not say that. The civilian opposition are no rebels and no rebel forces. Aboufadel was bull.shitting about a Telegraph text that was claiming to cite Tagesspiegel. When Telegraph’s author had not… Read more »

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Peaceful opposition ? Who are the peaceful opposition ?

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@rabbi drewzif, Not the pro Turkish head choppers in Idblib anyway. Maybe ask Leith Aboufadel where he found “rebel forces” in the Tagespiegel text. Or inquire with the Island Monkeys at Telegraph.

Thx for Brexit.

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No such animal exists but I have supsected this German/Turk animosity as Fake, Just for show.

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@Sweets, Brexit exists and I hope for a hard one.

German do not hate Turks. All should be allowed to keep one.

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No such animal as in “Peaceful Opposition. As portrayed by main stream news media there is definitely animosity between turks and germans. Turks where instrumental in suppling and orchestrating the Northern Syrian invasion and now we learn Germans where also involved. Hence as you say this anomisty is Fake and these two countries were involved in the attempted take down of Syria. Sorry Your country is up to their eyeballs in this conflict, just as Israelis claim they are not involved by overwhelming facts/evidence proves otherwise. Sergeant Schultz says “I know nothing”.

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@Sweetheart, did You or I read and understand Lindners answer? You are one of the Anglo Zio lackey’s into German bashing, aren’t You?

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

If anybody is surprised about this new, well she or he has not understood yet anything about this war.

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Dr. James Padgett

Great investment by the super braindead Germans!! Moronic government ..with so much innocent Syrian blood on its hands. Foolish evil Embeciles!!

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You forgot that Germany had no part and stakes in Your Anglo-Zionist oil war – so treat Your own Alsheimer instead of slandering others. You brain-dead Island monkeys started, funded and waged this war.

Your comment has nothing to do with the official German text cited in the Tagesspiegel. It is as far off reality as Your countryman’s shoddy job of translation in the Telegraph which only serves as Anglo-Zionist propaganda that tries to discredit a nation that collaborates with Russia to achieve a peaceful solution.

Maybe get some education and learn a useful foreign language like German, Russian or Arabic.

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Basically feeding supposed de-fanged snakes huh? Why can’t the Syrian Opposition then become NELSON MANDELA or a GANDHI kind of non violent protest like going on hunger strike or silent mass protest etc? Do these opposition militants and terrorists really believe that they will achieve their objectives by a military victory? The war started almost in 2012-2013 and it is now close to 6 years and even crossed the WW 1 & WW2 also.

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German position is that the democratic opposition have never had weapons. So what does You gibberish mean with de-fanged snakes.

Face it – the Assad government is an old fashion popular democratic system like the EX GermanDemocraticRepublic and Communist Russia.

And that is not popular in Germany.

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According to Tagesspiegel Lindner wrote: “Man unterstütze vor Ort „zivile Akteure, die sich extremistischen Einflüssen in der Region Idlib entgegenstellen“.”

Means translated: Germany supported civilian activists who worked against extremist influence in the region Idlib.

https://www.tagesspiegel.de/politik/49-millionen-euro-fuer-assad-gegner-bundesregierung-hilft-idlib-rebellen-in-syrien/23247768.html

This will excludes the pro Turkish Islamist terrorists and may provoke Ankara….

Obviously neither the Telegraph author Jeremy Swift nor Leith Aboufadel verified the complete text in the Tagesspiegel or speak sufficient German to totally understand. And with London supporting the militants IMHO there is German bashing again. Thx God for Brexit. The US submarine leaves.

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There is no moderate opposition to the Syrian government, that is free of US and NGO malign influence.

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Thank you for that link and your interpretation. Idlib has been and is still contested. It is about to undergo battles between the SAA/Arab tribes v FSA/Turks. Initially in the buffer areas and with possible escalation into other areas of the province. In that situation why would Germany paid for reconstruction and humanitarian aid allegedly in Idlib? And as aid would be greatly appreciated by ordinary Syrians especially in the face of US hostility to contribute and the UN reluctance at this stage to help rebuild Syria, surely a better destination for aid monies would be the American devastated Raqqa… Read more »

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@FairsFair, I also think that the German economic aid would have been better invested in other parts of Syria. But I cannot argue the humanitarian aid and the help for the peaceful opposition.