Israel launches border operation against Hezbollah

War / Terrorism 12/4/2018, 7:11 AM
Israel launches border operation against Hezbollah

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced on Tuesday they launched an operation against Hezbollah on the border with Lebanon in order to destroy the group's "attack tunnels."

"We have just launched Operation Northern Shield to expose and neutralize cross-border attack tunnels dug by Hezbollah from Lebanon to Israel," IDF stated. Israel accused Hezbollah of violating the United Nations resolution 1701 by "stockpiling weapons in southern Lebanon" and "digging attack tunnels into Israel" and claimed the operation Northern Shield was started in order to protect Israeli civilians.

Over the weekend, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah warned Israeli forces against attacking Lebanon, claiming if they "dare attack," they "will regret it."

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