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Cairo Announces Arrest of 13 Persons Charged with Spying for Israel

February 19, 1962
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The arrest of 13 persons, mainly Greeks, on charges of “pro-Israeli” espionage activities, has been announced by the United Arab Republic, it was reported here today from Cairo. The alleged spies, the announcement charged, were “trying to get information about the UAR’s military dispositions, especially about the Navy and also the possibility of carrying out destructive actions in the Navy.”

The “spy network” was discovered last August, according to the announcement, which identified the “ringleader” as Spiridon Constantine Skyfis, a native of Egypt. Skyfis was arrested when he attempted to go to Greece allegedly to meet with Israeli intelligence officers.

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