UN Peacekeepers Confirm Third Cross-border Tunnel Infiltrating Israel Was Built by Hezbollah

The United Nations' Interim Force in Lebanon says the tunnel, which Israel destroyed, violates cease-fire and calls on Lebanon to carry out follow-up actions

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File photo: UN peacekeepers observe Israeli excavators attempt to destroy tunnels built by Hezbollah, near the southern Lebanese-Israeli border village of Mays al-Jabal, Lebanon, December 13, 2019.
File photo: UN peacekeepers observe Israeli excavators attempt to destroy tunnels built by Hezbollah, near the southern Lebanese-Israeli border village of Mays al-Jabal, Lebanon, December 13, 2019.Credit: Hussein Malla/AP
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UN peacekeepers in Lebanon have confirmed the existence of a third cross-border tunnel, out of six the Israeli military said it discovered in the area last year.

The force known as says violate a cease-fire resolution that ended a between Israel and in 2006.

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It said Thursday peacekeepers completed a technical inspection and confirmed the third tunnel. Earlier, .

Israel says the frontier tunnels are a tactic used by Hezbollah in previous wars and has on the militant group.

UNIFIL says it informed Lebanese authorities about the violation and requested follow-up actions.

Israel in January stretching into Israel.

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