Egypt uncovers 1st Israel spy net since Mubarak ouster

Egyptian authorities have managed to uncover a spy network that has been working with Israel. The incident is the first of its kind since former president Hosni Mubarak stepped down on 11 February.

Official reports said prosecutors interrogated one of the suspects involved in the network, later remanding him into custody pending investigation. The suspects include an Egyptian and two Israelis who are at large.

Informed security sources told Al-Masry Al-Youm that the primary suspect was assisted by three others who have not yet been arrested.

Privately-owned satellite channel Dream had revealed that the spies include a foreigner who has been gathering information about army activities during the mass protests in January and February.

Last year another cell was uncovered, in which an Egyptian, Tarez Abdel Aziz, and a number of Israelis sought to recruit agents to infiltrate the country’s communications sector, or work for Israeli intelligence in Syria and Lebanon.

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