The British Sunday Times reports that earlier this month, Israeli spy equipment planted by the Israeli Navy’s Shayetet 13 was uncovered on an uninhabited Mediterranean island opposite the Russian naval base at the Syrian port of Tartus. Syria’s sate TV showed a camera, six large batteries, cables and transmitters, along with fake rocks for camouflaging the equipment. The Hizballah TV station Al-Manar reported the gear could track Russian warship movements and relay images in real time.
The S. Times added that the equipment was transported by submarine which carried the Israeli commandoes to the island twice – once to obtain samples for the fake rocks and again to install it and check it was working.