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Israel installs tunnel detection system on border with Lebanon

2020-01-19T16:07:12.241Z

The Israeli military announces that it will establish underground infrastructure along the border with Lebanon to counter the threat of Shiite Hezbollah movement's incursions from tunnels.



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A photo taken on June 3, 2019 during a guided tour with the Israeli army shows soldiers walking near the entrance to a tunnel on the Israeli side of the border with Lebanon. JACK GUEZ / AFP

The Israeli army has announced that it will set up underground infrastructure along the border with Lebanon to counter the threat of incursions by the Shiite Hezbollah movement from tunnels.

With our correspondent in Jerusalem, Michel Paul

It is a new tunnel detection system that is implemented along the Israeli-Lebanese border. According to an Israeli army spokesperson, this is a technological infrastructure that will identify underground construction activities. A whole system of sensors that will provide seismic and acoustic information.

The system begins to be deployed in the Misgav Am sector in the Upper Galilee at the northern tip of Israel. Work over several kilometers along the border. The IDF gives no indication of the duration of the deployment of the system or the extent that will be covered by this new infrastructure.

Last year, six tunnels were discovered under the Israeli-Lebanese border during the " Northern Shield " operation. Some of them exceeded 900 meters in length. They were to allow Hizbullah militiamen to take the Israeli army from behind, notably to kidnap the soldiers.

The installation of these anti-tunnel sensors comes a few months after a renewed tension on the border marked by exchanges of fire between Hezbollah and Israel.

Source: rfi

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