IDF digs for “secret” Hezbollah tunnels

Published January 28th, 2015 - 10:02 GMT

The IDF has begun drilling on the Israeli-Lebanese border in search of possible Hezbollah attack tunnels, Israeli media reported Wednesday.

Israeli military sources told The Jerusalem Post that the operation was in response to local residents’ fears about the possibility of a Hezbollah attack in the area.

The search near the town of Zar’it comes amid rising border tensions after Israeli strikes on Syrian army posts in the Golan Heights early Wednesday, in apparent retaliation for rockets launched Tuesday from the Syrian side.

Israel has been on high alert for the possibility of an attack since an alleged Israeli strike Jan. 18 on a Hezbollah convoy in the Golan Heights killed an Iranian general, along with six Hezbollah fighters, including the son of the late Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh.

The sources said that no tunnels have been discovered so far.

Meanwhile, the National News Agency reported Israeli warplanes were spotted flying near the Hasbaya area and that Israeli armored vehicles were conducting “unprecedented movements along the border” near the Shebaa farms.

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