IDF Reveals 'Longest, Most Significant' Hizbullah Tunnel on Northern Border

(Times of Israel) The Israel Defense Forces on Wednesday revealed a cross-border Hizbullah tunnel discovered running into Israeli territory from Lebanon during this past winter's Operation Northern Shield, saying it was "the longest and most significant" subterranean passage found yet. The army said the tunnel was dug to a depth of 80 meters (260 feet), was a kilometer long and penetrated 77 meters (250 feet) into Israeli territory. It began close to the Lebanese village of Ramiya, the IDF said, with an exit close to the Israeli villages of Shtula and Zar'it. The tunnel was equipped with infrastructure for electricity, ventilation and communications systems, and that the passage would have taken years to complete. Last month, the commander of the IDF's Ground Forces, Maj. Gen. Yoel Strick, said Hizbullah was still planning to carry out a surprise invasion of northern Israel despite the recent anti-tunnel operation.

2019-05-30 00:00:00

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