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Cypriote Soldier Arrested in Israel; Charged with Spying for Syria

A 23-year-old Cypriote soldier, who was spending his leave in Israel, was arrested today on charges of espionage, it was announced by police here today. Stalus Papageorgius, who had worked as a cook on Israeli ships before he joined the Cyprus armed forces, was arrested as he was about to return home at the end of his leave. Suspected of working for Syrian intelligence, he was remanded for 15 days.