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Israel locates last Hezbollah tunnel

Israel's military announced on Sunday that its troops had found the sixth and final tunnel made by Hezbollah members on the Lebanese border to facilitate cross-border attacks, according to various media reports on Sunday.

The last tunnel was the largest thus far, running for hundreds of meters into Israeli territory according to military spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus. It had a rail system, stairs and a broad passageway that allowed equipment and a substantial number of forces to be moved. Conricus added that the tunnel would be destroyed in the next few days, marking the effective end of the operation launched by Israel to destroy the tunnels, also known as "Operation Northern Shield".

The operation was launched by Israel in early December to neutralize what it termed Hezbollah's "attack tunnels" on its border with Lebanon. The tunnels had previously been found to be in violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701.

Breaking the News / DZ