IDF sources say drilling currently being carried out is in response to request by northern residents, adding that again, no tunnels have been located.
The IDF has begun drilling in search for possible tunnels near the norther community of Zir’it, which is situated close to the Lebanese border.
Military sources on Wednesday said the drilling was being carried out in response to a request by local residents to rule out the possibility of Hezbollah attacks in the area.
The sound of digging equipment underneath one’s home?
The sources have stressed that no tunnels have been located, and that it is not the first time that the army has launched underground searches in response to requests by local residents.
Tensions have been high on the norther frontier after a purported Israeli air strike in Syria last Sunday killed an Iranian general and several Lebanese Hezbollah operatives.
Lebanon has not recovered from its 2006 war with Israel and sending fighters to Syria has stretched Hezbollah’s capabilities.
Reuters contributed to this report.
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