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Beirut arrests German spying for Israel

Lebanese security forces have arrested a German engineer on suspicion of spying for the notorious Israeli intelligence service, Mossad.

The suspect, identified as Manfred Peter Mog, was captured in the eastern Lebanese town of Talia on Monday, a Press TV correspondent reported from Beirut.

The man, who was the first foreign national to be arrested over espionage activities, worked at the Liban Lait dairy factory.

The new arrest comes as dozens of people have been detained since last year on suspicion of collaborating with Mossad, including members of Lebanon’s security forces and telecommunications personnel.

Earlier, Lebanon detained three people who worked at the state-owned telecommunication company, Alfa, as part of its crackdown on Israeli spy networks across the country launched in April 2009.

Last week, the Lebanese cabinet unanimously agreed to file a complaint with the UN Security Council against Israel over its alleged role in setting up spy rings in Lebanon.

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