Source: Daily Star
A SPY-IN-THE-SKY is listening in on President Assad’s ruthless killers to save the lives of innocent men, women and children.
The British and US satellites pick up their plans then pass them on to dissident leaders through MI6 and CIA officers who have infiltrated Syria.The information has helped rebels to evacuate civilians from hospitals and other Assad targets before they were attacked.
The Syrian hacking operation is a new part of the worldwide Echelon system that was created to monitor the communist bloc during the Cold War. It is controlled by Britain’s GCHQ listening station at Cheltenham and the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Maryland.
The satellites are so sophisticated that Allied eavesdroppers can identify the commanders and troops on the calls.A senior British defence source said: “We know who the guilty men are. There will be no escape.
“The Assad generals giving orders can be pinpointed within yards and identified by voice recognition techniques.
“They include all ranks and the commanders ordering tanks to open fire.
“Some of them will eventually face prosecution as war criminals.”
The defence source revealed there have been discussions about an Iraq-style no-fly zone over Syria to help stop the attacks. A Foreign Office spokesman said: “All actions remain on the table. We would take any option that would stop the bloodshed.”