The contacts were part of a conspiracy hatched by Britain’s spying apparatus and the U.S. spying agencies to topple the popular government of President Bashar al-Assad.
“The UK’s own Special Representative to the Syrian Opposition continues to meet oppositionist groups in the region,” Hague said in a statement to the country’s House of Commons on Monday.
The so-called Free Syrian Army is a Foreign-backed terrorists group that has taken arms against the government of President Assad. The terrorist group, whose elements are mainly consisting of foreign mercenaries and outlaws within Syria, declared its existence on 29 July 2011. The group hijacked the peaceful movement of the Syrian nation, whose main objective was democracy and freedom of speech. The Syrian government responded to the call made by peaceful demonstrators by implementing a raft of reforms which included formation of new political parties and a new Constitution. But, terror groups led and funded by foreign spying agencies waged a civil war against the government which has resulted in the death of hundreds of security personnel and civilians across Syrian.
Earlier in August, a senior rebel admitted that British intelligence was playing a covert role in the civil war by providing information about the movement of Syrian armed forces to terrorists fighting the Syrian government.
“British intelligence is observing things closely from Cyprus. It’s very useful because they find out a great deal,” the senior rebel said.
“The British are giving the information to the Turks and the Americans and we are getting it from the Turks”, he added.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague also admitted that London has provided “an extra £5 million in non-lethal practical assistance to help protect rebel groups and so-called human rights activists in Syria.”
“We have already trained over 60 Syrian activists in documenting human rights violations, and provided support including equipment for 100 Syrian citizen journalists to report on events in Syria. Activists who helped investigate the massacre in Houla for example were trained by the United Kingdom “, Hague said.
Hague also announced that Britain was increasing its “bilateral support for the [Lebanese] government and armed forces as they grapple with insecurity caused by Syria’s conflict.”