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Israeli military finds 4th Hezbollah tunnel from Lebanon

December 16, 2018
In this Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 photo, Israeli military equipment works on the Lebanese-Israeli border, next to a wall that was built by Israel, in the southern village of Kafr Kila, Lebanon. As Israeli excavators dig into the rocky ground, Lebanese across the frontier gather to watch what Israel calls the Northern Shield operation aimed at destroying attack tunnels built by Hezbollah. But Lebanese soldiers in new camouflaged posts, behind sandbags, or inside abandoned homes underscore the real anxiety that any misstep could lead to a conflagration between the two enemy states that no one seems to want. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
In this Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 photo, Israeli military equipment works on the Lebanese-Israeli border, next to a wall that was built by Israel, in the southern village of Kafr Kila, Lebanon. As Israeli excavators dig into the rocky ground, Lebanese across the frontier gather to watch what Israel calls the Northern Shield operation aimed at destroying attack tunnels built by Hezbollah. But Lebanese soldiers in new camouflaged posts, behind sandbags, or inside abandoned homes underscore the real anxiety that any misstep could lead to a conflagration between the two enemy states that no one seems to want. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has exposed a fourth Hezbollah attack tunnel dug from Lebanon.

The military said Sunday that it has placed explosives in the tunnel as part of an open-ended operation to identify and destroy the cross-border passageways. Israel says the tunnels were built by Hezbollah militants to carry out attacks against Israelis.

Hezbollah, which used such tunnels inside Lebanon in the 2006 war, has yet to comment on the operation, which began two weeks ago.

Israel has called on the international community to impose new sanctions on the Iranian-backed Hezbollah, a heavily-armed mini-army with an arsenal of some 150,000 rockets that can reach nearly every part of Israel.

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