Interior minister reportedly tells Cabinet the networks operate with local, regional roles.
BEIRUT (AA) – Lebanese security forces have apprehended 17 spy networks allegedly working for Israel, authorities announced on Monday.
Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi briefed the Cabinet on the busting of the spy networks “working for the Israeli enemy”.
It was found that the role of these networks is local and regional, Lebanese Acting Minister of Information, Abbas al-Halabi, told reporters without adding further details.
Lebanese security forces have arrested numerous suspects in recent years for allegedly spying for Israel.
Israel occupies Lebanon’s Shebaa Farms and Kafr Shuba hills. A Security Council resolution was issued in 1978 calling for a withdrawal of Israeli forces, but has not been implemented so far.