According to the report, Hizbullah officials have decided to adopt new steps in order to prevent further infiltration into the organization and detained suspects connected to the case. The group reportedly feared that the espionage efforts would affect "the organization's security and the wellbeing of its commanders."
In addition, the full name of the main suspect in the affair was published for the first time – a Lebanese army officer called Adib al-Alam, ranked brigadier general. He was arrested along with his wife and his nephew. According to the report, the three were arrested by Lebanon's intelligence service after being followed for a year and a half.
Suspect trained in Israel
Two espionage cells operated by Israeli intelligence services in Lebanon have been arrested in connection with the affair, Lebanese daily al-Akhbar reported on Friday.
According to the report, the arrests were carried out following precise coordination between Lebanon's internal security service and Hizbullah, with each party responsible for the arrest of one cell.
The report said that the main suspect in the affair, al-Alam, confessed to undergoing three training courses in and being equipped with three advanced communication devices, a camera and objects that have secret compartments