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Lebanon Worried over Hizbullah Private Phone Network

Hizbullah has installed an extensive private communications network in southern Lebanon, causing concern to the fragile coalition government that the terrorist organization is extending its authority in the region. "It is a dangerous matter," said Information Minister Ghazi Aridi.

"All they [Hizbullah] need now is a composer for a national anthem of their own," one government source told the An-Nahar newspaper.

The government also fears that Hizbullah is preparing to stage terrorist attacks against Arab ambassadors in the country. Aridi revealed that recent arrests of suspects in Lebanon "have helped the army and the internal security forces prevent dangerous acts by groups in several areas," according to the Beirut Daily Star.

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