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Israel Challenges Hezbollah’s Long Mastery of Subterranean Warfare

Israel Challenges Hezbollah’s Long Mastery of Subterranean Warfare

The Israeli military has launched an unprecedented operation to discover and neutralize Hezbollah’s cross-border attack tunnels, apparently taking Hezbollah by surprise. While the operation is unlikely to trigger a new war, it could raise tensions along the volatile border – and with no guarantees that the Israelis will find all the tunnels, writes Nicholas Blanford...

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Hezbollah’s Quest for Missile Accuracy

Hezbollah’s Quest for Missile Accuracy

With Lebanon’s Hezbollah organization possessing missiles with sufficient range to reach targets deep inside Israel, the priority now is to improve accuracy, a development which is causing serious alarm in Israel and could draw the bitter enemies closer to confrontation, writes Nicholas Blanford The latest round of violence between Israel and Hamas and other Palestinian...

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Greening the Blue Line

Greening the Blue Line

Israel has launched new accusations that Lebanon’s Hezbollah is operating observation posts along the Blue Line under the cover of an NGO, Green Without Borders, in breach of a UN resolution. But what is Hezbollah really up to, asks Nicholas Blanford   The Israeli army has again accused Lebanon’s Hezbollah organization of flouting a United...