Lebanon reportedly arrests citizen accused of gathering intel for Israel

May 20, 2017 23:27
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Lebanon's security services arrested an Iraqi citizen for gathering intelligence for Israel on behalf of a body affiliated with the country's Ministry of Defense, Lebanese news website El Nashara reported on Saturday.

According to El Nashara, the suspect in question admitted during his interrogation that he was recruited by an 'officer' working in a task force linked to the Israel's Ministry of Defense that is in charge of dealing with operations in Arab countries.

The El Nashara report also claimed that the man told security services in Lebanon that Israel had tasked him with providing security information about the Lebanese military as well recruiting more Lebanese citizens with the purpose of establishing a spy network within Lebanon.

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