Report: Defected Syrian officer seeks to auction archives

March 18, 2013 05:08

Sources in the Syrian opposition claim that a defecting former Syrian intelligence officer is seeking to auction the intelligence archives of the former Deputy Defense Minister Assef Shawkat, according to a report published Saturday in the Kuwaiti al-Seyassah.

The archive contains recordings and documents related to Lebanese officials, the release of which would cause a shock in Lebanon and the region.

According to the sources, the intelligence officer fled to Turkey with the archives. Assef Shawkat was Syrian President Bashar Assad's brother-in-law who was killed by an explosion at the headquarters of the National Security Bureau in Damascus in July last year.

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