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Mossad chief publicly says Israel had recently foiled terror attack in Cyprus

For the first time, Israel publicly acknowledged this week that Mossad had foiled a terror attack against Israelis and Jews abroad also in Cyprus.

In his first public speech since becoming head of the spy agency in June 2021, Mossad chief David Barnea said they had foiled “dozens of Iranian terror attacks against Israelis and Jews abroad.”

He added: “Recently, in Cyprus, Turkey, Colombia, and many other places.”

In May, the trial in the case of an alleged murder plot of Israeli businessmen in Cyprus with three suspects on the stand began in Nicosia in May.

The main suspect is a 38-year-old Azeri national – since named as Orhan Asadov – who seems to be the key person in the plot to assassinate Israeli nationals permanently residing in Cyprus.

He was found in possession of a pistol equipped with a suppressor in a parking space in Nicosia on September 27.

The other two are Muzzafar Abbas, a 27-year-old Pakistani national, and a third person suspected of aiding and abetting Abbas.

 

 

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