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NSA monitored phone calls in Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia

NSA monitored phone calls in Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia

Ljubljana, 2 October 2015 (MIA) - The US intelligence agency NSA, with the help of the German intelligence agency BND and German telecommunications operator Deutsche Telekom, carried out a test operation from 2005 to 2008 monitoring telephone conversations as part of a secret operation dubbed Eikonal whose aim was to analyse and filter civilian telephone conversations for possible terrorist threats. Telephone conversations conducted in Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina were also monitored.

This was said in a special programme of the Slovenian commercial television network POP-TV on Thursday by Greens member of the Austrian parliament Peter Pilz, who showed a so-called "yellow list", which he had obtained through his own channels, as evidence that ordinary citizens had also been listened in on, Hina reports.

The yellow list, compiled by NSA in 2005, included 256 telephone lines for monitoring, Pilz claimed. He said that calls made out of Slovenia via three telephone lines had been monitored, as well as international telephone calls out of Croatia, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

POP-TV said that the yellow list would "raise a lot of dust" in the region, including Croatia where four international telephone lines, connecting Zagreb to Rotterdam, Stockholm, Kista (Sweden) and Brussels, had allegedly been monitored as part of Operation Eikonal. ik/12:36

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