Lebanese Army’s shock: National Internet routed through… Haifa

A large Lebanese army force which raided the Lebanese Internet network center on Mt. Barukh east of the Lebanese town of Jezzine Saturday, Aug. 8 was dismayed to discover the exchange center which carries all of Lebanon’s Internet links using equipment made in Israel. An intelligence sweep found the servers were routed to an exchange center in Haifa.
The soldiers impounded piles of equipment and rounded up several detainees at the mountain center and several Lebanese Internet companies.
Upon learning of the discovery, Hizballah demanded an immediate and thorough investigation of how all of Israeli intelligence acquired free access to all Lebanese internet communications like an open book.
In recent months, Lebanon has seen one suspected Israeli spy network after another exposed across the country. Wednesday, Aug. 5, debkafile first disclosed that the spy rings were not busted by Lebanese intelligence but by agents of the Russian Federal Security Service – FSB working undercover in Lebanon since early this year at the invitation of the Lebanese Shiite Hizballlah.
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Russian agents may also have led the Lebanese army to their discovery of the Israeli data center on Mt. Barukh.

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