(MENAFN- AzerNews) The Israeli agent who drowned last Sunday in a boat accident in
Italy was part of a mission targeting Iranian weapons, Israeli
media said Friday, Azernews reports citing Anadolu Agency.
Italian and Israeli intelligence agents, including Erez Shimonic
-- the cover name of the deceased Israeli agent, were celebrating
the mission's success when the accident took place, said the
Haaretz newspaper, citing private broadcaster Channel 12 News.
According to the report, Shimoni, a MOSSAD agent, was working in
the area as part of an operation targeting Iranian non-conventional
Israel reported on Wednesday that a former Mossad agent died in
the accident in Lake Maggiore in northern Italy.
Two Italian intelligence agents and a Russian woman, who was
reported to be part of the two-person crew, also died in the
Italian daily La Repubblica reported that there were more than
20 agents in the boat, including 13 Israelis and eight
The newspaper said it is likely that full details of the
incident would never be publicized.
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