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Israeli spy network arrested in Lebanon

Lebanese General Security said yesterday that they arrested an alleged network of three people who were spying for Israel.

“In the framework of pursuing operations to combat terrorism and espionage… the directorate of General Security arrested a spy network working for the Israeli enemy in the south of Lebanon,” the Security Service said in a statement.

The statement said that the three people who were arrested were a Syrian man, his Lebanese wife and a Lebanese man.

According to the statement, the detainees confessed during interrogations that they were instructed to gather information on individuals, security and military targets to be targeted later and filmed “sensitive roads and other areas in southern Lebanon and sent the footage to their employers to be used in later attacks”.

The investigation was conducted under the supervision of the Government Commissioner to the Military Court, Judge Saqr Saqr.

“The detainees have been referred to the court as a manhunt continues to monitor and arrest all persons involved,” the statement added.

Israel is designated an enemy state in Lebanon.

The Lebanese authorities have arrested more than a hundred people on charges of spying for Israel especially in the army and telecommunications sector.

Hezbollah announced in the summer of 2014 that it had arrested one of its officials on charges of collaborating with Israel and “sabotaging security operations” abroad.

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