Flashback: Nasrallah Announces Hezbollah Has Captured CIA Spies – Now US Fears More Than a Dozen Spies Will Be Executed

In late June Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah openly declared in a televised speech that Hezbollah has uncovered three spies in its ranks.

Nasrallah said Hezbollah uncovered three spies in its ranks.
From the video:

While this is considered a first for Hezbollah it also signaled a new phase according to Sayyed Hassan. A phase which he said includes US involvement in espionage activities against Hezbollah which were being carried out by CIA officers under the cover of the US embassy in Beirut.

…Hezbollah has managed to discover several Israeli spies in Lebanon in cooperation with Lebanese armed forces since 2009,but Nasrallah described this latest discovery as a major intelligence achievement.

Today the US confirmed the news…
US officials reported that the Hezbollah terror group recently captured a CIA spy ring. The US fears the spies will be killed by the Islamic group.
ABC News reported:

The spies were paid informants recruited by the CIA for two distinct espionage rings targeting Iran and the Beirut-based Hezbollah organization, considered by the U.S. to be a terror group backed by Iran.

“Espionage is a risky business,” a U.S. official briefed on the developments told ABC News, confirming the loss of the unspecified number of spies over the last six months.

“Many risks lead to wins, but some result in occasional setbacks,” the official said.

Robert Baer, a former senior CIA officer who worked against Hezbollah while stationed in Beirut in the 1980’s, said Hezbollah typically executes individuals suspected of or caught spying.

“If they were genuine spies, spying against Hezbollah, I don’t think we’ll ever see them again,” he said. “These guys are very, very vicious and unforgiving.”

The US fears that more than a dozen spooks will be executed.
GMA reported:

In a significant failure for the United States in the Mideast, more than a dozen spies working for the CIA in Iran and Lebanon have been caught and the U.S. government fears they will be or have been executed, according to four current and former U.S. officials with connections to the intelligence community.
The spies were paid informants recruited by the CIA for two distinct espionage rings targeting Iran and the Beirut-based Hezbollah organization, considered by the U.S. to be a terror group backed by Iran.

“Espionage is a risky business,” a U.S. official briefed on the developments told ABC News, confirming the loss of the unspecified number of spies over the last six months.

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