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Lebanon arrests 3 suspected of spying for Israel | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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BEIRUT (AP) – Lebanese security officials say authorities have arrested three family members on suspicion of spying for Israel, the latest chapter in the long-running espionage war between the two countries.

The officials say security agents arrested the three people, a man, his wife and his brother, from their homes Friday in Ghaziyeh town near the southern port city of Sidon.

The officials say the arrests were based on information extracted from a retired Lebanese general charged with spying for Israel last month along with his wife and his nephew, who is a government security agent.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media. Israeli officials refused to comment on the arrests.