More than 1,000 CIA informants fired
March 2, 1997
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The CIA has removed more than 1,000 secret informants from its payroll, according to a report Sunday in the Washington Post.
Most of the informants were removed because they were no longer providing useful information to the intelligence agency, unidentified U.S. officials told the Post.
About 100 of the informants were dismissed because they were implicated in major crimes, such as murder or kidnapping, or human rights abuses.
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