‘Prolonged breakdown’ between MI5, MI6 over war on terror

Government-sponsored abductions by UK’s foreign intelligence service MI6 led to a “prolonged breakdown” in ties with MI5, the domestic agency, at the time of former Prime Minister Tony Blair, a new report reveals.

MI5 chief Eliza Manningham-Buller wrote a letter to Blair, slashing MI6’s rendition operations, leading to the torture of the suspects as part of the so-called war on terror, saying they were endangering the agency’s spies and other assets, the Guardian reveled, citing Whitehall sources Tuesday.

Manningham-Buller wrote the letter upon learning the scope of renditions by the sister agency, which made her throw out some MI6 staffers and ban them from working at MI5 headquarters, Thames House.

The SIS Building or MI6 Building at Vauxhall Cross

“The letter was discovered by investigators examining whether British intelligence officers should face criminal charges over the rendition of an exiled Libyan opposition leader, Abdul Hakim…

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