The Israeli military has concluded Operation Northern Shield along Lebanon’s border with the discover of what it claimed to be the last attack tunnel of Hezbollah.
— افيخاي ادرعي (@AvichayAdraee) January 13, 2019
According to the army’s spokesman unit, the tunnel was dug from the Lebanese village of Ramyeh into Israel. Israeli engineer units will neutralize the newly-discovered tunnel soon. This is usually done by filling the tunnel with concrete or simply by detonating it.
“We have now exposed all attack tunnels dug by Hezbollah from Lebanon into Israel,” the Israeli military stated on its official Twitter account.
On December 3, the Israeli military launched Operation Northern Shield with the aim of discovering and neutralizing Hezbollah’s attack tunnels. Only six tunnels, including the one reported today, were discovered during the course of the operation.
Avichay Adraee, a spokesman for the Israeli military, said that the army will continue its “wide defensive operations” along the border of Lebanon despite discovering neutralizing all Hezbollah tunnels.
“The Israeli Defense Forces and the technological laboratory will continue to work to uncover the tunnels along the border with Lebanon permanently,” Adaree added.
The operation was seen by many observers as a part of ongoing Israeli effort to step up the pressure on Hezbollah and its backers, Iran and Syria.