Prince Harry in Afghanistan, Sept. 7, 2012.
The British government is drawing a top secret plan to send the third in line to the British throne, Prince Harry, to Syria as part of a possible NATO operation in the Middle Eastern country.
Harry, who is an Apache helicopter pilot, is planned to join Syrian militants who are fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, The Daily Star
“The prince is lined up to help go in and oust Assad with the Apache squad,” the paper cited a government insider as saying.
“Should Britain and the Americans put troops in they will need top cover. The best we have are the Apaches. This is all top secret. Assad would go berserk if NATO crossed into Syria,” the source added.
Harry is currently a member of the NATO forces in Afghanistan.
Britain and its western allies have recently accused Assad of getting prepared to use chemical weapons against his own people, which Assad has vehemently denied.
"No chemical or biological weapons will ever be used, and I repeat, will never be used, during the crisis in Syria no matter what the developments inside Syria," said Syrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi.
The Syrian government has rather warned that militants could use such weapons after taking over a toxic gas production plant.
Britain and its allies have vowed to take action against Assad’s government in case of a chemical weapons use.
This comes as, revelation of Harry’s possible deployment to Syria along with NATO forces and the recent chemical weapons accusations against the Syrian government have raised fears that the US is plotting an Iraq-like scenario in Syria through actual use of chemical bombs by militants that will be blamed on Assad’s government.
Such fears are further strengthened after video footage emerged following militants’ capture of the toxic chemical plant in Aleppo showing them testing chemical weapons.