Intelligence on an ISIL airliner bomb plot given by US President Donald Trump to Russian officials originated in part with Jordanian spies, not Israelis,veteran Jordanian intelligence officials told Al Jazeera.
According to several US media reports, Trump's disclosure of sensitive intelligence to the Russians may have endangered an Israeli spy inside Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.ABC News reported on Tuesday "the life of the spy is now at risk".
But several Jordanian sources who spoke on condition of anonymity doubted this assertion. They said they don't believe Israel has any high level spies inside ISIL and depends instead on "intelligence sharing with Arab spy services partners".
"When it comes to ISIL, unlike Jordan, Israel relies on its electronic surveillance collection and its intelligence sharing-arrangement with its Arab partners," one source said.
Jordan, however, relies on human intelligence - spies on the ground who infiltrate armed groups. Jordanian intelligence has assets inside several fighting groups in Syria and Iraq, including ISIL, the officials said.
The intelligence that Israel reportedly shared with the US came partly from Jordanian spies, the sources said.
Former CIA case officer John Kiriakou told Al Jazeera he too doubted the Israelis were able to run a spy inside ISIL's ranks.
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