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    In this Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 photo, Israeli military equipment works on the Lebanese-Israeli border in front of the Israeli town of Metula, background, near the southern village of Kafr Kila, Lebanon. As Israeli excavators dig into the rocky ground, Lebanese across the frontier gather to watch what Israel calls the Northern Shield operation aimed at destroying attack tunnels built by Hezbollah. But Lebanese soldiers in new camouflaged posts, behind sandbags, or inside abandoned homes underscore the real anxiety that any misstep could lead to a conflagration between the two enemy states that no one seems to want.

    WATCH: IDF Destroys Another Hezbollah Attack Tunnel From Lebanon to Israel

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    This comes after the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) announced on December 4 that it had launched the operation aimed at neutralizing cross-border tunnels dug by the Lebanese Hezbollah movement, allegedly used for covertly transporting militants to Israel.

    Footage showing the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) destroy yet another Hezbollah attack tunnel dug from Lebanon into Israel was uploaded to the IDF's Twitter account on Wednesday.

    This comes after the IDF said last week it had started destroying attack tunnels discovered close to the Israeli-Lebanese border. Prior to the move, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) confirmed the existence of all tunnels that Israeli forces discovered along the border between Israel and Lebanon.

    READ MORE: IDF Starts Demolition of Hezbollah 'Attack' Tunnels Along Lebanese Border

    In this photo released by Hezbollah Central Military Media, Israeli military digger work on the Lebanese-Israeli border next to a wall that was built by Israel in the southern village of Kafr Kila, Lebanon on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018.
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    In early December, the IDF launched Operation Northern Shield, and over the three-week course of the military operation, Israeli forces located four tunnels under the country's northern border. Israel believes that Hezbollah used the aforementioned tunnels to smuggle militants and weapons.

    Israel traditionally views Hezbollah's presence in Lebanon and Syria as a threat to its national security as the movement is backed by Iran, which is Israel's key rival in the region.

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