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IDF wrapping up counter-tunnel operation

16 January 2019

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced on 13 January the imminent completion of an operation to find tunnels that Hizbullah has dug from southern Lebanon into Israel following the discovery of a sixth passageway.

The IDF said in a statement that it has assessed that there are no further attack tunnels crossing into Israeli territory and that Operation 'Northern Shield' will "be completed in the coming days" after the demolition of the tunnels that have not already been destroyed.

It added that it was monitoring several sites suspected of being used by Hizbullah to dig tunnels that have not yet crossed into Israel.

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