A representative of the Lebanese army said during a trilateral meeting with the Israeli military and the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) that Israel must leave occupied territories in southern Lebanon.

The violations of [the Lebanese] airspace, marine and land borders by rival Israel and regular provocations are unacceptable.

 

Lebanon demanded the withdrawal [of Israeli forces] from the Shebaa farms, Kfarchouba heights and the occupied part of the al-Ghajar settlement.

The Lebanese army has also asked for more details about the Hezbollah tunnels in the border area.

The Israel Armed Forces announced the launch of operation dubbed Northern Shield aimed at destroying the trans-boundary tunnels dug by the Hezbollah movement to secretly transfer its militants to Israel.

Earlier in the day, the Israeli Defense Forces tweeted that they were launching an operation to “expose and neutralize cross-border” tunnels that Hezbollah used to attack Israel from Lebanese soil.  However, such attacks were never reported?

Israel had warned Lebanon and the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in South Lebanon that anyone who approached the area of the operation, was putting himself in danger.

The Israeli campaign was kicked off shortly after Hezbollah uploaded a video to You Tube, warning Israel against launching missile strikes on Lebanon and threatening retaliation.

Sputnik / ABC Flash Point Military News 2018.

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