Israel Uses Explosives, Liquid to Shutter Hezbollah Attack Tunnels

A picture taken on December 19, 2018 during a guided tour by the Israeli army shows an Israeli soldier operating a pulley while standing outside an entry point made by the army to intercept a tunnel which reportedly connects between Lebanon and Israel, near the border near the northern Israeli …
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The Times of Israel reports: The IDF on Thursday said it had destroyed all of the attack tunnels dug by Hezbollah from the southern Lebanese village of Kafr Kila into the northern Israeli border town of Metulla.

The army released photos and video footage that it said proved “without a doubt” that the tunnels were dug from Lebanon into Israel. It also revealed some of its methods to seal the passages — including pumping an unspecified, impenetrable “liquid ” into the tunnels, which, in some cases, gave away the location of the tunnels’ openings in civilian areas of southern Lebanon.

While it had finished its detection of tunnels from Kafr Kila, the IDF clarified that the broader Northern Shield Operation — which entered its 23rd day on Thursday — to locate and eliminate additional underground passages dug from other southern Lebanese villages was ongoing.

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