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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.

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    The operation "Northern Shield", which started on 4 December, targeted the underground tunnels, allegedly dug by Hezbollah from Lebanese territory to Israel and used to smuggle arms and fighters across the border to conduct terror attacks.

    The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) have published a video of an alleged Hezbollah tunnel being sealed off with the use of liquid cement. The substance was poured into the tunnel's exit on Israeli territory and spilled out of the hole in Lebanon, located between houses and a factory. The IDF claimed that it proves that the Lebanese government was responsible for the construction of the tunnels.

    "These pictures of the flowing cement will speak for themselves and show the Lebanese government under which Hezbollah operates", an IDF spokesman said.

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

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on 25 December that the aim of the operation "Northern Shield", was to destroy Hezbollah tunnels crossing the Israeli-Lebanese border underground. The operation has been in effect for three weeks, since 4 December.

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