Lebanon's Cabinet decided to remove Beirut airport's security chief over alleged ties to the militant group Hezbollah, Information Minister Ghazi Aridi said.
Aridi read a statement saying the security chief, Brig. Gen. Wafiq Shoukair, would rejoin the army. He also said the Cabinet declared that a telecommunications network used by Hezbollah for military purposes was illegal and a danger to state security.
The Cabinet decisions come a day after Lebanon's top prosecutor began investigating allegations that the militant group set up cameras near the airport to monitor the movement of anti-Syrian Lebanese politicians and foreign dignitaries.
Hezbollah denied the allegations.