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Israel: 3rd Hezbollah tunnel found on Lebanon border

December 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Israeli machinery (top) can be seen on 4 December 2018 operating next to the concrete border wall between Israel and Lebanon after Israel announced it launched an operation to ‘destroy Hezbollah tunnels’ in the area [Mahmoud Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images]

Israeli army on Tuesday announced it had discovered a third tunnel leading into Israeli territory from southern Lebanon, according to a military statement, Anadolu Agency reports.

“The attack tunnel is under the IDF’s control and does not pose an imminent threat,” the Israeli army said.

The Israeli forces placed explosive devices inside the tunnel, the statement added.

Last week, the Israeli army launched “Operation Northern Shield” to “expose and thwart” cross-border tunnels allegedly dug by Hezbollah along the border with Lebanon.

In 2006, Israel launched a war against Hezbollah during which at least 1,200 people, mostly Lebanese civilians, were killed

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