Three Men Spying For Israel Detained in Lebanon
The Lebanese army said Tuesday morning that it had detained three men for spying for Israel and providing it with information on Hizbullah and the Lebanese and Syrian armies.
"After investigations, Lebanese army intelligence was able to expose and detain a spy ring working for the Israeli enemy," the army said in a statement, quoted by Reuters.
It said Imad Hussein al-Ruz, 43, Muhammad Abdel Aziz Abi Melhem, 45, and Radwan Khalil al-Haj, 38, had confessed to working for Israeli intelligence since 1993 and would be referred to a military court.
It said they had given Israeli officers information on Lebanese and Syrian military positions, as well as data on the activities of Palestinian Resistance group Hizbullah and some Lebanese political figures, and data on the country's economic and financial institutions.
Last year, the army detained 12 people for spying for Israel, with which Lebanon is officially at war, accusing them of gathering information on Hizbullah. (Albawaba.com)
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