According to the two influential Western newspapers, the British Daily Telegraph and the Italian Corriere DELLA Sera, a key role in the capture and execution last year of Libyan dictator Gaddafi belongs to Syrian dictator Assad.
Assad has betrayed Gaddafi to save his own skin: at that moment the world's attention was already started to switch from Libya to Syria, and the French, to whom Assad gave Gaddafi's direct phone number, promised to ease the pressure on his regime.
Newspapers referred to the testimony of the former head of the Foreign Intelligence of Libyan rebels Rami Al Ubeidi, who said that in October last year, Assad gave the French secret services, that had been active in Libya, Gaddafi's secret satellite phone number.
After that the capture of Gaddafi has become just the matter of time.
"According to Iridium satellite phone tracking records, he contacted several of his supporters who had fled the country ... One of them was, for example, an expert on television promoting Yusuf Shakir, now happily settled in Prague. And the Syrian president gave a phone number of his friend Gaddafi to security forces.
In exchange, Paris promised to help reduce international pressure on Syria", the Italian newspaper quoted Rami al-Ubeidi.
He also said that the upcoming operation to capture and kill Gaddafi had been known to Turkish and British special forces, but the operation itself was carried out by the French.
Department of Monitoring