Skip to comments.Russian FSB Services Helped Hizbullah Bust Spy Ring - Report
Posted on 08/11/2009 6:31:06 AM PDT by Fennie
BEIRUT: Western intelligence sources in the Middle East have disclosed to DEBKAfile that a special unit of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), commissioned by Hizbullah's special security apparatus earlier this year, was responsible for the massive discovery of alleged Israel spy rings in Lebanon in recent months with the help of "super-efficient" detection systems.
The sources told DEBKAfile last week that the FSB and Hizbullah have "amassed quantities of undisclosed data" on Israel's clandestine operations in Lebanon and "are holding it in reserve in order to leak spectacular discoveries as and when it suits their purpose."
"This disclosure, if borne out, would indicate that the Russian agency, which specializes in counterespionage, is engaged for the first time in anti-Israel activity in the service of an Arab terrorist organization," DEBKAfile said.
An Israeli security source described this turn of events extremely grave, DEBKAfile reported. It also cast an ominous slant on Moscow's deepening strategic involvement in Syria.
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