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China killed or imprisoned up to 20 CIA sources from 2010 through 2012, — NYT

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the agency, this happened after Beijing compromised American spy network in China
12:53, 21 May 2017

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Chinese authorities killed or imprisoned 18 to 20 CIA informants in China in the period of 2010-2012. This was reported by The New York Times referring to the sources among current and former American officials. 

As the agency informed, Beijing managed to cripple American surveillance network that had taken years to build. 

Officials noted that the intelligence breach was "one of the worst in decades". 

The investigators have not found the cause of the occurrence yet.

"Some were convinced that a mole within the C.I.A. had betrayed the United States. Others believed that the Chinese had hacked the covert system the C.I.A. used to communicate with its foreign sources. Years later, that debate remains unresolved," the message says.

CIA refused to comment on the information.

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