Mossad helped free medics from Libya


The Mossad helped free the medical team sentenced to death in Libya, Bulgaria’s intelligence chief said Monday.

Gen. Kirtcho Kirov told the 24-Tchassa daily that Israel’s intelligence agency was one of 20 countries whose security services were active in trying to release a Palestinian doctor and five Bulgarian nurses convicted in Libya for infecting children with AIDS. The six were allowed to return to their countries last week.

Kirov said the fate of the medics was nothing more than “a grain of sand in the eye of an enormous hurricane bringing together major interests” in Libya, including arms sales and oil concessions, according to the AFP news agency.

Besides the Mossad and Western intelligence agencies, some Arab countries, including Egypt, Algeria and Morocco, provided helpful information, Kirov said.

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