IDF: Despite UNIFIL, Hizbullah Has Built Up Underground Infrastructure in Southern Lebanon

[ Jerusalem Post] Rebecca Anna Stoil - Since the end of the Second Lebanon War, Hizbullah has built a massive underground infrastructure south of the Litani River under the noses of UNIFIL, Brig.-Gen. Yossi Baidatz, head of Military Intelligence's Research Division, told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Tuesday. Despite UN Resolution 1701 (which ruled that no military forces could be deployed south of the river and that Hizbullah must disarm), Hizbullah has maintained and even strengthened its presence in the very areas from which the IDF sought to remove them in summer 2006. "The only thing that is different from the situation before the war is that Hizbullah flags aren't being flown," said Baidatz. According to Baidatz, the Iranian-sponsored terror group has smuggled tens of thousands of rockets and has brought thousands of fighters to the area.

2008-06-18 01:00:00

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