Mystery ‘spy devices’ found in Lebanon mountains

Surveillance device

Spy device

A statement issued by the Lebanese armed forces last week details the discovery of at least two mysterious spy devices located in mountain ranges around the Lebanese capital Beirut. The discovery, which was apparently made early last week, concerns two allegedly Israeli-made electronic devices hidden under two fake boulders. According to the statement, the two devices were found carefully concealed in the mountain of Sannine, directly north of Beirut, and Barouk, which is adjacent to the city’s southern suburbs. There were also reports last Wednesday of a loud explosion in Sidon, a port in southern Lebanon, which some news media said was an operation by unknown assailants to destroy a third surveillance device before it was discovered by the Lebanese security forces. The two devices captured by the Lebanese forces consist of surveillance cameras, electronic transmitters, as well as satellite signal reception systems. One of them was even connected to a third fake boulder, containing long-lasting batteries, which powered the device. According to the BBC, Lebanese media showed footage of the devices, which appear to display manufacturing labels bearing writing in Hebrew and in English, including the name of a company called “Beam Systems Israel Ltd”. The Lebanese army statement mentions that it was made aware of the existence of the two devices by members of Shiite paramilitary group Hezbollah, which controls large parts of Lebanon. The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs has denied any connection with the devices. Regular intlelNews readers will remember a similar discovery of self-exploding communications surveillance devices in Lebanon, in October of 2009.

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2 Responses to Mystery ‘spy devices’ found in Lebanon mountains

  1. Peter Wallerberger says:

    So perhaps Russian counter intelligence personel aren’t the only ones adept at locating fake ‘rocks’ scattered around in the wilderness ??!!

    The Hebrew writing on the rock was a nice touch and the English translation
    is rather cute though understandable.

  2. pepeillo says:

    Yo diria, que” brutos” son los israelies, que a los dispositivos ultrasecretos les ponen etiquetas del fabricante, en hebreo e ingles. Les falto ponerles la direccion donde los fabrican y numeros de telefonos para avisar de cualquier mal funcionamiento. La verdad no parece cosa salida de mentes israelies.

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