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Ernst Uhrlau hails operation 'a huge success;' German intelligence officials warn however that situation is still fragile.
The head of the German intelligence service (BND), Ernst Uhrlau, referred on Friday to the role his agents played in the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, hailing the operation as a "huge success".
Speaking on ARD public television, Uhrlau – who had aided Israel in talks geared at retrieving former IDF officer Elhanan Tannenbaum from Hezbollah captivity in 2004 – said that "the BND was entrusted with the task of supporting (the mission) with particularly qualified, experienced colleagues, who know the Middle East well."…