The Israeli Defense Forces announced on Sunday the imminent end of the operation to locate and destroy cross-border attack tunnels dug by Hezbollah into Israeli territory, after finding the sixth and final tunnel on Saturday.
Operation Northern Shield will be officially concluded after the sixth tunnel is destroyed, IDF spokesperson Ronen Manalis told reporters during a Sunday briefing.
“With today’s development, the IDF has now exposed all cross-border tunnels dug by Hezbollah from Lebanon into Israel. The tunnels will be neutralized in the coming days,” a statement said. “This marks the completion of Operation ‘Northern Shield’, which aims to expose and neutralize attack tunnels which infiltrate into Israeli territory.”
“According to our assessments, there are no longer any tunnels crossing into Israel,” the military’s international spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Conricus told reporters, adding that Hezbollah retained some underground facilities on the Lebanese side. Read more at i24NEWS.