Lebanese army dismantles Israeli spying devices

The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) on Wednesday dismantled what it said were Israeli spying devices placed on two of the country’s highest mountaintops, according to a Lebanese army spokesman . The spying devices were reportedly found on Mount Sannine, in the upper Metn area northeast of Beirut, and the Barouk Mountain in the Shouf region […]

France: No Scud evidence in Lebanon

French authorities have no evidence to support claims of Scud missiles in the south of Lebanon, the French defense minister said in Beirut . Brig. Gen. Yossi Baidatz, the head of the Israeli army’s intelligence research division, told Israeli lawmakers May 4 that Syria had transferred long-range Scud missiles to Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon.

Israeli intelligence: Hezbollah Scuds tip of iceberg

Israeli head of the Military Intelligence’s (MI) research department Brig.-Gen. Yossi Baidatz reportedly said on Tuesday, “Weapons are transferred to Hezbollah on a regular basis and this transfer is organized by the Syrian and Iranian regimes. Therefore, it should not be called smuggling of arms to Lebanon – it is organized and official transfer.” He […]

Visit by US delegation to border area causes confusion

A visit by a US security delegation to the Masnaa border area created a lot of confusion in Lebanon specially since this visit comes after the reports of Scud missiles being shipped from Syria to Hezbollah. Al-Markaziya news agency quoted an unnamed US official as saying that the US security delegation’s Wednesday visit to the […]

Ban urges Lebanon, Syria to demarcate borders

In his report on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1559 on Monday , U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon has called for serious action to deal with the “dangerous” presence of Palestinian bases outside refugee camps in the Bekaa valley. The report, written by Terje Roed-Larsen, said the world body was not in a position to […]