JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel said on Sunday it had completed a search for Hezbollah tunnels from Lebanon after uncovering at least six of the passages dug secretly under the border by the Iranian-backed guerrillas.
The operation, made public by Israel in early December, had stirred fears on both sides of a flare-up. Israel, coordinating with U.N. peacekeepers in Lebanon said it sought no escalation.
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Hezbollah and Israel last fought a war in 2006. While they have at times traded blows within Syria – where Hezbollah has been helping Damascus beat back rebels – the Israel-Lebanon border has mostly been quiet.
After previously reporting the discovery of five tunnels, the Israeli military said another had been found on Saturday, 55 meters (yards) deep and reaching “a few...
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