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Man Accused of Monitoring Streets of Beirut Apprehended

Security agencies detained a Syrian national accused of monitoring a number of streets while he was on his way to the eastern border town of Arsal, An Nahar newspaper published on Wednesday.

The man who is from Raad family was allegedly heading to Arsal to get paid for monitoring several streets in the capital Beirut.

The suspect confessed that he was paid $300 for each information he presented.

He also told security agencies that he was dealing with a man called Abou Mouhannad from the eastern Bekaa town of Majdel Anjar.

Early Tuesday a suicide blast in Beirut's southern suburbs, Hizbullah's main bastion, killed a security officer and wounded 20 others.

No one has claimed the attack, but an audio recording posted on YouTube by Abdullah Azzam Brigades said there would be more "strikes" if Hizbullah does not pull out of Syria.

The bombing in Tayyouneh came three days after a suicide attack in eastern Lebanon killed one person and wounded 30.

The Abdullah Azzam brigades is an al-Qaida-linked group that has previously claimed responsibility for other Syria-related violence in Lebanon.

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