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Israel launches military operation against ‘Hezbollah tunnels’

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Addis Ababa, December 4, 2018 (FBC) – Israel has launched what it calls “an operation to expose and neutralise” tunnels between Lebanon and Israel allegedly dug by armed group Hezbollah.

The operation was announced by the Israeli military on Twitter on Tuesday.

Israeli military spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus told Reuters news agency that the operation would only take place on Israel’s side of the border and that it would not extend into Lebanon.

“We see the Hezbollah activities as a flagrant and blatant violation of Israeli authority,” he told Reuters.

In a tweet, Israeli military spokesperson Avichay Adraee said the Lebanese government is responsible for the build-up of the tunnels, saying they are endangering Lebanese citizens.

Hezbollah has not responded to the military operation yet, according to Aljazeera.