Alwaght- Lebanese government forces have uncovered and dismantled an Israeli regime spying device in the country’s southern province of Nabatieh.
Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency reported on Wednesday that the device was discovered on the outskirts of Zawtar al-Gharbiyeh (Western Zawtar) town, which lies just north of the Litani River.
This comes after Lebanese security forces arrested three people last October on charges of collecting sensitive information and passing it on to the Tel Aviv regime.
The General Directorate of State Security noted that that the spy cell was dismantled after security forces discovered the trio that had been active in Bourj el-Barajneh area in the southern suburbs of Beirut, as well as in Aley district in the southeast of the capital, Arabic-language al-Akhbar daily newspaper reported.
The statement added that the three Lebanese nationals were arrested in Bourj el-Barajneh, Hadath el Jebbeh town and Dayr Qoubel area.
On August 13, fighters from the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement found an Israeli spying device on the outskirts of Barouk village in the Chouf district of Mount Lebanon, located 52 kilometers southeast of Beirut.
The Israeli military then remotely detonated the spy device to prevent the de-codification and interpretation of its recorded data.
However, Hezbollah fighters could recover some parts of the exploded device, including its transmission receiver base and batteries.
On June 7, 2016, the Lebanese army dismantled a spy device hidden inside a fake rock in Chouf district.
The Israeli regime uses human spies and has planted espionage devices to target Hezbollah resistance movement and the Lebanese army.