Egypt busts Israeli spy network in Sinai

Last Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013 - 13:08

Jerusalem: Egyptian security forces have uncovered an Israeli spy network operating in northern Sinai, a report has said.

According to Egyptian newspaper Al- Akhbar, the spy ring was discovered after the arrest of the principal suspect, an Egyptian resident of Rafah who gave a statement to police implicating an additional eight operatives.

Egyptian authorities had been alerted about the principle suspect`s activities four months before he was detained.

The security forces claim that during the long period of surveillance the principle suspect often traveled between Rafah and Cairo , the Jerusalem Post reports.

After his arrest, the suspect confessed that he had transferred military information at the Mossad`s request, the report said.

He also said that he had used a cellular phone from the Israeli company Orange to stay in contact with his handlers, it added.

First Published: Monday, April 22, 2013 - 13:08

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