Israeli brass to brief Russian military on Hezbollah tunnels
JERUSALEM (AP) - Senior Israeli military officers are flying to Moscow to update their Russian counterparts about an operation launched last week to "expose and thwart" Hezbollah tunnels burrowed under Israel's border with Lebanon.
The Israeli military issued a statement Monday saying the officers would depart Tuesday "to provide an update regarding Operation Northern Shield and other operational issues."
Israel has discovered at least two tunnels since launching the operation last week that it says were built by Hezbollah to carry out attacks against Israel.
Russia and Israel have maintained a hotline to coordinate operations and prevent any collisions between warplanes over neighboring Syria.
Israel frequently carries out airstrikes against Iran and its allies in Syria in an effort to prevent sophisticated weaponry from reaching Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Cameron County officials: Hurricane Hanna's aftermath may lead to new coronavirus cases
Mission family sleeping in car following Hurricane Hanna
Alleged drug deal gone bad led to shooting in Brownsville
Mental relaxation techniques for frontline workers
Valley farm crops damaged due to Hurricane Hanna