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Lebanon and Iraq foiled a $1 billion scam targeting the Iraqi branches of major Lebanese banks and arrested members of the network behind the fraud, General Security head Maj.Ibrahim told Al-Manar TV that based on information collected from Iraqi intelligence authorities, the two countries had worked together to identify and arrest those responsible.He added that all the members involved in the scam were from Lebanon and Iraq. It also did not say whether the scam only targeted Lebanese banks with branches in Iraq.Bank Audi issued a statement Tuesday thanking the Lebanese and Iraqi authorities for uncovering the scam.
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