Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Lebanon

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Lebanon

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See also Libya, Syria

Jan. 24: Former Lebanese Brigadier General Fayez Karam was sentenced to two years in prison for allegedly spying for Israel. Karam had been in prison since mid-2009 and would only be required to serve another six months. A senior member of Michael Aoun's Free Patriotic Movement, Karam was the head of Israel's counterespionage unit in Lebanon since the late 1980's. [AP, 1/24]

Jan. 28: Five Iranians captured in Syria were reportedly transferred to a location in Lebanon. The Iranian state Press TV cited an unnamed "tribal source" claiming that the men were being held in northern Lebanon. The Free Syrian Army, which originally captured them in Homs, claimed that the men were members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards; the Iranian government claimed the men were electrical engineers. [NYT, 1/28]

Feb. 17: A Lebanese man was convicted in Beirut of planning to blow up commuter tunnels in New York after maps and bombing plans were found on his computer. Arrested in April 2006, Assem Hammoud was convicted and sentenced to two years in prison which he had already served. …

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