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Egypt arrests man accused of spying for Israel

Iran Press TV

Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:41PM GMT

Egyptian intelligence forces have detained a man on charges of collaboration with Israel's Mossad secret service for two years.

The unnamed man - an employee in a private firm - was arrested on Saturday, and charged with working for Mossad since 2011.

He reportedly filed a complaint to the Egyptian General Intelligence Directorate in 2012, claiming that Israel was trying to recruit him for spy work.

The complaint is however believed to have been an attempt by the accused to cover up his espionage activities.

Egyptian intelligence forces reportedly tracked the man for two years, whose movements allegedly included meetings in numerous countries with suspected Mossad agents.

Egyptian officials have recovered spy gear and surveillance equipment, which had been in the possession of the man.

Over the past few years, several people have been questioned or arrested over espionage charges in Egypt.

On April 21, Egypt dismantled a spy cell in the border city of Rafah in North Sinai, which was working for Mossad.

The police arrested the ringleader, who then blew the whistle on other members of the network.


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