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Conflict Incident Report

Spy Network Working for Israel Busted in South

Date of incident: 
November 8, 2015
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
General Security
Syrian Civilians/Refugees
Lebanese Civilians

General Security announced on Sunday the arrest of a spy network working for Israel.
It said that it arrested a Syrian, his Lebanese wife, and another Lebanese national in the South on espionage charges.
The detainees confessed to gathering information on various security and military figures for the purpose of assassination.
They photographed roads and other “sensitive” areas in the South, said the General Security in a statement.
The images and films were then sent to their superiors.
Military Examining Magistrate Judge Saqr Saqr oversaw the investigation and they have since been referred to the concerned judiciary.
Efforts are ongoing to apprehend all members of the network.

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Power & governance conflicts
Violent or non-violent conflicts associated with antagonisms related to internal political tensions between local and/or national groups and parties. These tensions may be encouraged by internal, regional and international parties. Such conflicts are characterized by their defiance and/or opposition to central State power and governance.