Airport security chief removed

From Times Wire Reports

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.

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