Second Lebanese colonel suspected of spying for Israel

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June 1, 2009 12:54




Security officials said authorities have arrested a Lebanese army colonel on suspicion of spying for Israel, the second high-ranking military official detained in less than two weeks. The officials said the colonel was detained a few days ago as part of a stepped-up campaign against suspected Israeli spies that has produced about three dozen arrests. The first high-ranking military official arrested was also an army colonel who served as a commando officer. The officials did not provide details on the second colonel arrested. They spoke anonymously Monday because they were not authorized to release information. Lebanon considers itself at war with Israel, and spying for or collaborating with the Jewish state can be punishable by death.


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