Israel launches operation to cut off Hezbollah infiltration tunnels

Israel launches operation to cut off Hezbollah infiltration tunnels

Israel launches operation to cut off Hezbollah infiltration tunnelsThe Israeli army said Tuesday it had detected Hezbollah tunnels infiltrating its territory from Lebanon and had launched an operation to cut them off. Israeli army spokesman Jonathan Conricus said the "attack tunnels" detected were not yet operational. All operations would take place within Israeli territory, Conricus said, though they were likely to boost tensions with Hezbollah, the Shiite militant group with which Israel fought a devastating war in 2006.