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Israel uncovers tunnel, sends warning to Hezbollah

Dec. 5, 2018 11:48 A.M. (Updated: Dec. 7, 2018 10:39 A.M.)
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- The Israeli army warned Hezbollah and the Lebanese army not to interfere with its newly launched campaign, “Operation Northern Shield,” to destroy “attack” tunnels, dug since the end of the Second Lebanon War in 2006 that reach into Israeli territory.

Avichay Adraee, an Israeli army spokesperson said, "The IDF is warning Hezbollah and the Lebanese army and advises them to stay away from any tunnel that has been drilled from Lebanese territory into Israel."

The “Operation Northern Shield” to expose and neutralize offensive, cross-border Hezbollah tunnels which have crossed the “Blue Line,” the border between Lebanon and Israeli published by the United Nations in 2000 to verify that Israel had fully withdrawn from Lebanon.

According to the Israeli army, a cross-border Hezbollah tunnel was destroyed, on Tuesday, that began in a home in the Lebanese border village of Kfar Kila and extended 40 meters inside Israeli territory.

The 180-meter-long tunnel, located 27 meters below the surface, measured two meters in width and length, in addition it was fitted with electrical and communication infrastructure, and a ventilation system.

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