Lebanon: Another colonel arrested on suspicion of spying for Israel
Lebanon's security forces have detained an army colonel named Shahid Toumiyeh less than ten days after the arrest of Col. Mansour Diab on suspicion of spying for Israel, Lebanese media reported Monday. According to An Nahar newspaper, Toumiyeh, who is the brother of four officers, was collaborating with Israel for more than 10 years. Toumiyeh hails from Beit Mallat-Akkar.
Meanwhile, security sources told As Safir daily that another man, who is a retired customs officer, was arrested along with Toumiyeh. The army colonel admitted to collaborating with Israel, according to these sources.
Since the recent crackdown started in April, Lebanon has arrested 35 people on suspicion of spying for Israel.