Euronews: China kills US sources, crippling CIA – report


China killed or imprisoned up to 20 CIA sources between 2010 and 2012, the New York Times has reported.

Whether the US intelligence agency was hacked or whether a spy helped to identify the individuals is unclear.

At least a dozen people providing information to the CIA were killed by the Chinese, according to the newspaper report – dismantling a network that was years in the making.

Officials told the paper that one source was shot in front of a government building in China, saying the aim was to send out a warning to others about working with Washington.

The CIA has declined to comment on the report.

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China dismantled CIA spying in the country starting in 2010, unraveling a network that took decades to build