Human Lives Human Rights: In the previous article, we examined some of the documents of the Saudi government supporting terrorism in Yemen and Iraq, and in this article, we will examine the role of Saudi Arabia in supporting Takfiri terrorism in Syria.
It was in the summer of 2020 that the release of information by a senior Saudi fugitive security official made the world’s media focus on the Saudi government’s role in supporting war and terrorism in Syria.
Saad al-Jabri was a high-ranking Saudi intelligence official who was fired over his differences with Mohammed Bin Salman and sought refuge in Canada. However, in an interview with the Guardian, he exposed Saudi involvement in the Syrian war.
According to him, in 2015, Bin Salman ordered Saudi intelligence to provide extensive financial and intelligence support to the Takfiri terrorists in Syria. He went on to say that while Russia had not yet openly entered the war in Syria, in the summer of 2015 Mohammed bin Salman, then Saudi defence minister and third in line to the throne, turned his country’s foreign policy on its head and gave a covert green light for Russia’s intervention in Syria.
The claim that Prince Mohammed secretly invited Russia to intervene in Syria at a time when Bashar al-Assad was close to falling, is an explosive one. The Saudi monarchy was ostensibly supporting anti-Assad rebels.