Syrian jailed in Turkey for spying on refugee camps

By REUTERS
November 14, 2012 19:54

ISTANBUL- A Syrian man was jailed for 12 and a half years in Turkey on Wednesday for espionage, in what media reports said was a plot to abduct former Syrian military officers who had defected and were sheltering in refugee camps.

Sbahi Hamdo, described as a professor at the Faculty of Medicine in the war-ravaged city of Aleppo, was accused of taking photographs of refugee camps and military facilities in the southern Turkish province of Hatay, the state-run Anatolian news agency reported.

He was arrested in October with a Turkish man, identified only as Mursel A, the news agency said.


Related Content

Breaking news
February 22, 2018
Explosive device thrown at U.S.embassy building in Montenegro

By REUTERS

Israel Weather
  • 9 - 22
    Beer Sheva
    10 - 20
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 9 - 16
    Jerusalem
    11 - 19
    Haifa
  • 17 - 25
    Elat
    12 - 22
    Tiberias