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Lebanese Army Arrests 2 Suspected Israeli Spies

The Lebanese army says it has captured two members of a spying network suspected of working for Israel.

In a statement issued Saturday, the army did not identify the two suspects, but did say they possessed high-tech cameras and communication devices. The army added that the suspects confessed to gathering information about Lebanese politicians and their parties.

Lebanese authorities detained the two after investigations in the Bekaa Valley, an area in eastern Lebanon considered to be a stronghold of the Shi'ite militant group, Hezbollah.

Israel and Hezbollah fought a month-long war in Lebanon in 2006.

About 159 Israelis and 1,200 Lebanese, mostly civilians, were killed in the war. The conflict began when Hezbollah kidnapped two Israeli soldiers and killed others in a cross-border raid.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.