Leader of the Saudi-funded Army of Islam, Zahran Alloush, has secretly headed to London in response to an invitation by the British Secret Intelligence Service MI6, pro-opposition sources confirmed.
Alloush’s London trip was preceded by a visit to Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
According to the sources, Alloush will discuss the prospective battle his militants expected to wage soon against government forces in the capital Damascus. Talks with MI6 officials will also include the mechanisms by which order shall be maintained in the country’s capital in case government troops was defeated or retreated.
In contrast, spokesman of the Army of Islam, Captain Islam Alloush, denied through his twitter accounts such allegations completely. “We would have publicly announced such visit if it was for real. The Army [of Islam] has no problem disclosing any visit to any country whatsoever once they actually occur).
Formerly known as Liwa Al-Islam, the [Army], formed on 29 September 2013, is an alliance of multiple Islamist and Salafist units fighting the Syrian Army, mainly active in Damascus Eastern Ghouta with Douma as its operation base.