Lebanese Media Claim Israeli Troops Crossed Border to Retrieve Spy Device

Israeli soldiers from the Golani Brigade take part in a military training exercise in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights near the border with Syria on January 19, 2015. Iran confirmed today that a general of its elite Revolutionary Guards died in an Israeli strike on Syria that also killed six members …
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The Times of Israel reports: Israeli soldiers crossed the border into Lebanon on Wednesday in order to remove a surveillance camera, Lebanese media reported.

According to the country’s National News Agency, IDF soldiers entered into Lebanon at dawn to retrieve the spying equipment near the border village of Meiss Ej Jabal, before allegedly taking the device and its transmitter to an Israeli military base. The army declined to comment on the report.

The Hezbollah-affiliated Al-Manar television station said that the camera had been planted outside of Meiss Ej Jabal by IDF troops last week, while the Lebanese news site Naharnet described it as a “solar-powered spy camera.”

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