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NewsThe US intelligence community has declassified a report with findings on 'Havana syndrome'

The US intelligence community has declassified a report with findings on ‘Havana syndrome’

An extensive US intelligence investigation has concluded that it is ‘highly unlikely’ that a foreign adversary is responsible for the ‘Havana syndrome’ which has plagued US diplomats and intelligence officials around the world, according to declassified data released Wednesday.The mysterious syndrome, first reported by US officials in the Cuban capital of Havana in 2016, causes migraines, nausea, blackouts and dizziness.There are currently about 1,500 case reports from US agencies and departments, including some this year.The declassified report says the seven intelligence agencies that conducted the investigation had varying levels of confidence in their findings.Two of them had moderate or high confidence in the main conclusion that a foreign adversary was “unlikely”, three had moderate confidence and two had low confidence “due to deficiencies in the collection and examination of the same evidence,” the document reads.”We cannot link a foreign adversary to any incident,” said one of two US intelligence officials who briefed reporters on the progress of the investigation.“I want to be very clear: These findings do not cast doubt on actual incidents and health issues reported by U.S. government employees and their families – including CIA personnel – while serving our country,” CIA Director William Burns said in a statement about the report. .The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which oversees the activities of the intelligence community, said the agencies will continue to investigate and respond to reports of these incidents.

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