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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

More Spying Arrests in Lebanon

Lebanon continues to announce arrests of alleged spies for Israel. Lebanese police have displayed equipment reportedly used by a spy network or networks allegedly working for Israel and including Lebanese and Palestinians. These arrests may somehow be linked to the earlier arrest of a Lebanese security officer for spying; if the various allegations are true, it sounds a bit like a network is being rolled up.

Supposedly these individuals in southern Lebanon were involved in identifying targets for Israel during the 2006 war with Hizbullah; the arrests would seem to be a sign of Hizbullah's political strength in the runup to the elections.

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