Depka File, the Mossad-linked, not always reliable, news source reported Friday that Abu Musab al Zarqawi’s latest videotape was produced in Syria.
US and Israeli intelligence experts traced the location where the rare tape was filmed to a former Red Crescent army base on Jabal Tanaf, 5 kilometers from the border of Iraq’s Anbar Province. They believe that after the US 2003 invasion of Iraq, the Syrian military handed the base over to Zarqawi’s men as a hideout and haven. Of late, he has established a rear headquarters at the rugged mountain site.
This may be an Israeli intelligence taunt to US forces, suggesting that they really ought to get tougher wth Syria.