IDF Seals Hezbollah Flagship Border Tunnel

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An Israeli soldier in a Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, Wednesday. (Basel Awidat/Flash90)

The IDF on Thursday sealed a Hezbollah cross-border tunnel which it called the terror group’s “flagship,” the biggest and most sophisticated it has found so far.

The tunnel was rendered inoperative by filling it with concrete and other sealants, following a careful study of its construction that the army said was carried out in recent months.

It was the sixth such subterranean passage dug by Hezbollah to penetrate Israeli territory for the purpose of allowing thousands of its terrorists to attack military and civilian targets in northern Israel as a surprise opening maneuver in a future war.

The massive structure reached a depth of 80 meters (260 feet), was a kilometer (3,280 feet) long and penetrated 77 meters (250 feet) into Israeli territory. It began close to the Lebanese village of Ramiya, the IDF said, with an exit close to the Israeli villages of Shtula and Zar’it.

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View of the entrance to a Hezbollah tunnel that crosses from Lebanon to Israel, Wednesday. (Basel Awidat/Flash90)