BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:35 P.M.) – Syrian military spies have struck once again, this time flaunting photos of their presence in the militant-controlled district city of Douma in Damascus’ East Ghouta region.

The development is highly reminiscent of what happened during the Syrian Army’s recent operation in the country’s northwest where intelligence agents disclosed their presence (not themselves obviously) at a number of jihadist stronghold towns and cities across Idlib and other provinces.

The existence of Syrian government agents in Douma city shows how Syrian military intelligence has also penetrated the ranks of rebel groups in East Ghouta in addition to northwest Syria.

Whilst the actions recently displayed in Douma represent psychological operations, Syrian military spies often carry out more conventional tasks such as providing intelligence on insurgent movements, gatherings and bases, conducting assassinations and relaying coordinates for airstrikes by Russian and Syrian warplanes against important rebel targets.

Andrew Illingworth | AMN
Andrew Illingworth | AMN
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Hahahaha – psychology at its best.