triple agent


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triple agent

n.
A person working as a spy for one government by pretending to work as a double agent for another government.
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A one-hour special, OSAMA BIN LADEN: THE FINISH begins by looking at the tragic 2009 suicide bombing by a Jordanian triple agent which killed 10 people, including Jennifer Matthews, a mother of three and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative leading the hunt for Osama.
The former KGB spy was acting as a 'triple agent', working with both British and Spanish secret services to investigate the Russian mafia in the days before his death, a pre-inquest hearing heard.
According to the Telegraph, the video showed a Briton as one of the masterminds of an attack carried out by a Jordanian triple agent, Abu Dujana (Homam Khalil al-Belawi), on a US base in Khost, Afghanistan in 2009.
According to the Telegraph, the video claims the Briton was a co-conspirator in an attack carried out by a Jordanian triple agent, Abu Dujana, on a US base in Khost,Afghanistan, three years ago.
Turned in by his wife, he became a double agent, although within a few years he found himself interned having been suspected of becoming a triple agent.
He said it was a very complex situation where non-state actors, both from Pakistan and India, were involved in creating misunderstandings between the two countries and mentioned David Headly, whom he described as a 'triple agent'.
When US intelligence services did get close to infiltrating Al-Qaeda, the result was disastrous -- witness the trust the US placed in the triple agent who blew up the CIA team of seven operatives in Khost.
The Triple Agent: The Al-Qaeda Mole Who Infiltrated the CIA
The triple agent; the al-Qaeda mole who infiltrated the CIA.
THE TRIPLE AGENT THE AL-QAEDA MOLE WHO INFILTRATED THE CIA comes from a prize-winning reporter who examines the CIA's undercover war against al-Qaeda, and how this war was compromised by a young man who won the confidence of hardened terrorists and spymasters alike.
A chillingly cool customer (except in flashbacks featuring her husband, designed to give her a heart), we don't really understand what she's doing half the time and whether she's a double or triple agent. But the movie zips along with some good stunts and there's a twist or two in the tale.