Macao authorities on Monday denied a recent rumor that says the special forces of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) in Macao killed several CIA agents and were give first-class merit awards.
A Macao security official confirmed the information was a rumor after verifying the matter with PLA special forces, the official WeChat account of Nandu Daily reported. Phoenix Television reported Sunday that the China News Service on March 8, 2014 said that PLA solders in Macao held a party to celebrate the first-class merit award to its special forces. Some media reported that it might be connected with the alleged incident that the US sent special agents to Hong Kong and Macao to capture and assassinate Edward Snowden in 2013. Media outlets said that the CIA agents engaged in a fierce battle with PLA special forces, and four agents were shot and killed.