Israel Defence Forces located a sixth tunnel dug by Hezbollah terrorists on the Lebanese border.
The discovery of the tunnel, which ran hundreds of yards into Israeli territory, concludes Operation Northern Shield, launched last month.
Military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Conricus told reporters that the two meter high tunnel, which was strategically important due to its location and size, started from the Lebanese border town of Ramyeh.
“The tunnel was 800 meters long on its Lebanese side and infiltrated dozens of meters into Israel,” he confirmed. “It’s equipped with railway tracks, steps carved into the rock, as well as electric power and lighting system.”
“All of the tunnels have been exposed and have either already been destroyed or are going to be destroyed. According to our assessments, there are no longer any tunnels crossing into Israel.”
He added that UN peacekeeping mission Unifil had been updated about the discovery.
An IDF statement also noted that Operation Northern Shield had deprived Hezbollah of “unique offensive abilities” built over years as part of a planned attack on Israeli territory.
The mission also reflected advanced operational and intelligence technological capabilities and multi-stage detection of underground areas.
IDF troops will continue “defensive efforts” at the border, whilst construction of a defensive barrier takes place.