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Lebanon: Sidon blast caused by Israeli military


December 16, 2010 | 1:16 pm

Lebanon accused Israel of causing an explosion in southern Lebanon by destroying a spying device.

The Israel Defense Forces in a statement Thursday denied the charge, which was reported by Radio Lebanon.

“Following recent media reports regarding irregular activities in southern Lebanon, we wish to clarify that there is no unusual IDF activity in the area,” the IDF said.

On Wednesday, the Lebanese military announced that it had uncovered and disconnected two Israeli spy cameras placed in the mountains overlooking major Lebanese cities. That evening, a large explosion rocked the coastal Lebanese city of Sidon.

The Lebanese military said Thursday that it believes the explosion was caused by the IDF destroying a third, undiscovered spying device.

It was the third time in a year that Lebanon reported finding Israeli spy equipment on its soil.

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