General Security Exposes Israeli Spy Cell
Lebanon's General Security Directorate uncovered a three-member spy cell suspected of having links to the Israeli enemy and that has been active between the areas of Burj al-Barajneh, a southern suburb of Beirut, and the Aley village of Deir Qoubel, media reports said Saturday.
As part of its adamant efforts to clamp down on terrorist and enemy cells, the Directorate has dismantled in recent days a cell comprised of three individuals suspected of having links to the Israeli enemy, al-Akhbar daily reported Saturday.
The security operation, which began with the arrest of two suspects in Burj al-Barajneh and Hadath, was completed Friday evening with the arrest of a third suspect in the town of Deir Qoubel, it added.
According to information, “one of the suspects identified as Abbas S. has confessed to have knowingly assisted the Mossad. Another suspect, a teacher, told interrogators that he was communicating with the Israeli enemy for amusement,” added the daily.
Several computers and electronic devises were confiscated from the latter's house.
Al-Akhbar said the three suspects were Lebanese nationals, and that one hails from the Bekaa region and another from south Lebanon.
The cell “operator” is also Lebanese but he resides in occupied Palestine.