Israel exposes 2nd tunnel crossing from Lebanon

Orient Net 2018-12-09 22:09:00

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Israeli forces operated on the Israeli side of the border with Lebanon on Sunday (December 9) a day after the army said it exposed a second tunnel that crossed from Lebanon and that it was up to UNIFIL to deal with the tunnels on the Lebanese side of the border.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his ministers that he briefed Russian President Vladimir Putin on Israel’s crackdown along its border with Lebanon on tunnels it said were dug by Hezbollah.

"I told President Putin that we are continuing our policy. We will not allow Iran to establish a military presence in Syria. We will continue to take action against the precision weapons in Lebanon, and we will complete the operation to foil the tunnels threat," Netanyahu said at the start of a cabinet meeting.

Netanyahu said this week that the tunnels were meant for use by Hezbollah militia to infiltrate Israel from Lebanon and carry out attacks. The Israeli military sent mechanical diggers, troops and anti-tunneling equipment to the border to shut them down.