This comes by way of Jameel’s blog, The Muqata, who reports on Israel’s super snooping on the Hezbollah deep within its territory using crafty looking fakes rocks. Cool. KGS
The long reach of the IDF in Lebanon
AP reports (via ynetnews) that a senior Lebanese army officer said military experts have discovered two spy cameras planted by Israel in Lebanon’s mountains.
“The officer claimed the long range spying systems were placed in Sanin mountain and the Barouk mountains, which overlook the capital of Beirut.
The officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said Wednesday that army experts dismantled one of the systems and are working on the second.
He said the army received information about the systems from the militant Hezbollah group – whose members are expected to be indicted on the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
According to the report, the equipment included a system that can record and send signals as well as take footage, and can be operated from afar. The Lebanese official said the spying system was planted in an isolated area with dry rocks, which made it harder to uncover.”
This rather bland report is tame compared to the reports in the Hebrew press about what this equipment actually is.
The Hebrew press claims that the equipment is not only for optical surveillance, but it also includes highly sophisticated remote controlled laser “painters” which illuminate targets for IDF laser guided missiles dropped from IAF warplanes.
The equipment was discovered atop rocky mountains that have no vehicular access to them, so the equipment must have been installed by elite airborne IDF units.
Here are some amazing photos of the equipment and its location. (source)