An Israeli aircraft on Monday destroyed a spy device which a Lebanese security source andsaid was planted by Israel in south Lebanon before their withdrawal following the war with Hezbollah in 2006.
The move came after the Hezbollah discovered the spy system, apparently a listening device in the Zrariyeh area in southern Lebanon.
Lebanese media reported that Israeli warplanes have been flying at a low altitude over the country's southern sector since the afternoon hours, while Hezbollah fighters cordoned off the area.
Hezbollah's Al-Manar television network reported that Israel detonated an explosive device planted on one of the resistance's communication lines.
“The enemy detonated an explosive device remotely against a telecommunication line in Zrariyeh" village, al-Manar TV said.
An Al-Manar correspondent in the scene reported that the spying device constitutes of a storage device of more than 20 boxes that contain batteries to feed it. The storage device is linked to the transmission equipment via a 80-meter cable directed towards the bordering Israeli military posts.
According to Lebanese security, Israeli intelligence had planted a large number of espionage devices to detect Hezbollah’s activities and communications network in the southern Lebanon.
Last year, Lebanese authorities have arrested more than 100 people suspected of belonging to spy cells working for the Israeli Mossad, finding in their possession a number of modern devices and equipment used in espionage operations.
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