Aimen Dean – formerly known as Abu al-Abbas – was an early member of Al-Qaeda. After becoming disillusioned by the group’s philosophy and actions, he became a spy for the British intelligence services.
The information that he shared went all the way to the White House and saved many lives, according to American intelligence officials. Now he tells his story in the book called “Nine Lives: My Time as the West’s Top Spy Inside Al-Qaeda.”
CGTN’s John Gilmore has the details.
Aimen Dean spoke with CGTN’s Anand Naidoo from Ireland.
This former MI6 spy served under Osama Bin Laden in Al-Qaeda.
Aimen Dean was one of MI6's most important spies in the war on terror, as told in his memoir ‘Nine Lives: My time as MI6’s top spy inside al-Qaeda’. pic.twitter.com/HnLBSsOONF
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WATCH: For eight years, "Aimen Dean" worked for the British intelligence service MI6 as a double agent, mostly inside al-Qaida. Now, one of the West's most important spies has broken cover to tell his story. @jrug of @itn reports: https://t.co/005m650bqj pic.twitter.com/FZ4kq2zltl
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