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Monday, 19 October 2009

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Security Source: We've Destroyed Israel's Spy Structure, Restructuring Needs 5-6 Years

Hizbullah: UNIFIL Position on Israeli Spy Devices 'Unacceptable Bias'

The member of Hizbullah's "Loyalty for the Resistance" parliamentary bloc MP Hassan Fadlallah considered on Monday that UNIFIL's position of announcing that Israel has planted the "spy devices" during its war on southern Lebanon in the summer of 2006 was an "unacceptable act of bias".

During a phone interview with Agence France Presse, Fadlallah said that "what the UNIFIL's spokesman said regarding the devices that were detected and the date of planting is a presumption of the joint Lebanese Army-UNIFIL investigation that is examining the spy devices planted by the enemy".

Fadlallah added that UNIFIL's new stance does not help it to perform its role, being an unacceptable act of bias and a stance on the political side of things.

Hizbullah's MP announced the rejection of Hizbullah for UNIFIL's bias and its demand for a clarification from UNIFIL.

Fadlallah added: "I believe that official Lebanon was also surprised by that (UNIFIL's) position because it came instantly after the devices and bombs were discovered and before waiting for a Lebanese International investigation, knowing that there is an investigation conducted by a Lebanese Army-UNIFIL committee,".

"On which basis did the UNIFIL's spokesman claim that the bombs and devices have been planted since 2006 and how was this fact discovered before any investigation?", concluded the Hizbullah's MP. 

Beirut, 19 Oct 09, 17:06

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Hizbullah Takes Credit for 'Thwarting' Israeli Spy Surveillance as Lebanese Army, UNIFIL Go on Alert

As Lebanese troops and U.N. peacekeepers were in a state of alert across the border for fears over the possibility that more spying devices could have been planted in various areas of south Lebanon, Hizbullah announced it was the side that "uncovered and thwarted the enemy aggression."

A pre-dawn Hizbullah statement said the group has achieved a "major accomplishment" when its members "uncovered and thwarted an Israeli enemy aggression," a reference to three Israeli spy devices that have been blown up in south Lebanon over the weekend.

Two of these devices were detonated remotely by the Israeli army and one destroyed by the Lebanese army, a Lebanese military official said.

One explosion occurred before midnight Saturday in a hilly part of the Houla border zone and a second took place in the same district on Sunday morning, the official said.

It "seems the two detonations were triggered by Israel which exploded two spying devices it had planted in the sector a long while ago," she said.

Israel "feared for one reason or another that they might be discovered and proceeded to destroy them by exploding them remotely," the official said.

The official said Lebanese troops located another device and exploded it on Sunday morning after going to the area on Saturday night with UNIFIL peacekeepers.

The devices appeared to have been planted in the sector a long while ago, according to the official.

A security official in south Lebanon said the devices were used for surveillance of communications by Hizbullah.

The Hizbullah statement said Islamic Resistance members "managed to uncover a spy device planted by Israel between Houla and Mais el-Jabal that had been installed prior to the July 2006 war." It said the device was booby-trapped.

It said the Israeli army blew up the devices after "realizing that they had been exposed."

But a UNIFIL statement said preliminary indications showed that these blasts were caused by "explosive charges contained in unattended underground sensors" which were placed in that area by Israeli forces "apparently during the 2006 war."

"UNIFIL immediately launched an investigation to ascertain all the facts and circumstances relating to the presence of these devices and to establish how the explosions were triggered," the statement added.

Beirut, 19 Oct 09, 08:37
 
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Security Source: We've Destroyed Israel's Spy Structure, Restructuring Needs 5-6 Years

A security source said that the Lebanese intelligence war on Israel's spy networks has destroyed its "espionage structure" which took it years to build.

In remarks published Monday by the daily An-Nahar, the source said the role of both police and the Lebanese army was not just restricted to uncovering 19 spy networks, "but we can also say that Israel would need five to six years to rebuild its spy structure that is if it was able to do so."

Beirut, 19 Oct 09, 12:20

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Blasts in the South Linked to Suspected Israeli Spy Devices

Three suspected Israeli spy devices have been blown up in south Lebanon, two detonated remotely by the Israeli army and one destroyed by the Lebanese army, a military official said on Sunday.

"One explosion occurred before midnight (2100 GMT) in a hilly part of the Houla border zone and a second happened in the same district (on Sunday) morning," the official told AFP.

It "seems the two detonations were triggered by Israel which exploded two spying devices it had planted in the sector a long while ago," she said.

Israel "feared for one reason or another that they might be discovered and proceeded to destroy them by exploding them remotely," the official said.

Lebanese troops "located another device and exploded it on Sunday morning" after going to the area on Saturday night with UNIFIL peacekeepers, she added.

A security official in south Lebanon told AFP the devices were used for "surveillance of communications by the resistance," referring to Hizbullah.

Yasmina Bouziane, spokeswoman for the U.N. peacekeeping force, confirmed that UNIFIL troops had deployed in the area but said she had no "detailed information about what happened."

The military official also said Lebanese anti-aircraft guns fired at an "Israeli MK-type reconnaissance aircraft which violated Lebanese air space, overflying the southern region of Bint Jbeil".

"The army fired because the aircraft was within range," she added.

Lebanon has repeatedly complained of violations of its air space by Israeli aircraft.

On October 12, a Lebanese man was wounded in a blast at a south Lebanon house occupied by a Hizbullah member.

Israel said the house was a Hizbullah arms depot but the group denied the claim and said a reaction between chemical products caused the explosion. Israel has protested to the U.N. Security Council.(AFP) 
 
Beirut, 18 Oct 09, 08:32

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