U.N. peacekeepers in Lebanon said on Monday two of four tunnels found close to the border with Israel crossed the frontier demarcation between the two countries, violating a U.N. resolution that ended a 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel.
Lebanese soldiers went on alert Monday after Israeli troops rolled out barbed wire along the border, as tensions remained high two weeks after Israel launched an operation to identify and destroy Hezbollah tunnels.
The Israeli army began Operation Northern Shield along the border with Lebanon to uncover and disable tunnels built by Hezbollah, which could be used by fighters to enter Israel secretly and mount attacks against civilians. A CNN camera goes inside one of the tunnels, the first broadcaster anywhere to get permission to do so.
In 2018, tensions mounted over competing viewpoints of immigration reform -- political fights over DACA, family separations along the border, a contentious travel ban and a migrant caravan made its way to the US. Abroad, pressures escalated over the Syrian refugee crisis in Italy, Germany and Lebanon.
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