WASHINGTON – According to ABC News, more than a dozen CIA spies who have infiltrated Hezbollah, a a Lebanese paramilitary organization deemed a terrorist group by the USA, have been captured and now fear execution.
The CIA informants where discovered after Hezbollah agents infiltrated the CIA as double agents and found out who the CIA assets were. According to ABC news, CIA agents in Iran have also been discovered by the Iranian government.
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.