Israel Carried Out Attacks Against Iranian Targets in Syria, PM Netanyahu Claims

A supporter of Lebanon's Hezbollah gestures as he holds a Hezbollah flag in Marjayoun Leban

The final tunnel was the largest one discovered so far, running hundreds of metres from under a Lebanese home and deep into Israeli territory, military spokesman Lt Col Jonathan Conricus said.

"The Israel Defense Forces has attacked hundreds of Iranian and Hezbollah targets".

Israel has traditionally refrained from publicizing military operations against Iranian-linked targets on its northern front, but has been lifting the veil in recent days, a sign of confidence in a campaign waged amid occasional tension with Syria's big-power backer, Russia. It said it holds the Lebanese government responsible for everything happening in its territory.

"We have achieved the goal (to expose and destroy the tunnels from Lebanon) which we set out to achieve at the beginning", Conricus said.

Lt Gen Conricus said the latest tunnel originated from the Lebanese border town of Ramyeh.

Israel acknowledged on Sunday that it carried out a weekend air strike on what it called an Iranian arms cache in Syria, and that it also completed a hunt for cross-border tunnels dug by Tehran-allied Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas. He added that Hezbollah retained underground facilities on the Lebanese side. "We yet have much work to do and we will do it", Netanyahu said. Israel reported the tunnel's discovery to UNIFIL, the United Nations observer force responsible for ensuring that southern Lebanon remains free of hostile forces.

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Israel alleges Hezbollah had planned to use the tunnels to kidnap or kill its civilians or soldiers, and to seize a slice of Israeli territory in the event of any hostilities.

He said this was part of a Hezbollah plan to send as many as 1,500 fighters to infiltrate Israeli border communities during any future war. The tunnel wasn't operational or a threat to Israel's citizens, Israel's military says.

But with that civil war winding down, Israeli security officials fear Hezbollah is refocusing its attention on Israel.

Also Sunday, the Israeli military announced that it had exposed the sixth and final tunnel under its border with Lebanon during a six-week operation.

During his remarks to the cabinet, Netanyahu also thanked outgoing IDF chief Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot for his service to the country.

Neither Lebanon nor Hezbollah has commented directly on the end of the operation.

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