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Mossad took DNA from body in Lebanon to determine if it was Ron Arad — report

Air Force navigator Ron Arad, who went missing in 1986, in his flight suit. (Israeli Air Force)
Air Force navigator Ron Arad, who went missing in 1986, in his flight suit. (Israeli Air Force)

The Mossad spy agency allegedly examined a corpse in a northern Lebanese village to see if it was the remains of missing Israeli pilot Ron Arad, Al Arabiya reports.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced yesterday that the Mossad had recently embarked on a wide-ranging mission in search of information about Arad, who has been missing in action since 1986. He was last known to be in the custody of Lebanese terror groups.

According to the Saudi news site, the Mossad extracted DNA from the corpse interred in the northern Lebanese village of Nabi Chit, to test if it was the remains of Arad.

Al Arabiya also reports that the Mossad abducted an Iranian general from Syria to interrogate him about Arad’s fate. The news was first reported earlier today by the London-based Ra’i al-Yawm paper.

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