Lebanese army officer spying suspect flees to Israel
Lebanese security sources revealed on Wednesday that an army officer suspected of spying for the Israeli Mossad (intelligence agency) has fled to Israel, local Al- Akhbar daily reported.
The Lebanese army colonel, identified as D.J., escaped to Israel last week according to the report, after he left his parent 's home in south Lebanon town of Qlaiaa and never came back, Xinhua reported.
He had informed his mother that he was leaving for his house in Baabda on the outskirts of Beirut for one night and would be back the following morning. His sister informed the Lebanese army intelligence later of her brother's disappearance.
The Lebanese army carried out investigations that led to the information on his fleeing to Israel.
Two Lebanese high-ranking army officers were detained in May and June respectively, on charges of spying for Israel, while over 20 people were also arrested on charges of belonging to Israeli- linked spying networks.
Lebanese President Michel Suleiman said on Tuesday that the Israeli spying networks are a violation of Lebanon's sovereignty.
Lebanon, still in a state of war with Israel, forbids any contact with the Jewish state.