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Israel claims Syria air strike, says hunt for Hezbollah tunnels over

Israel claims Syria air strike, says hunt for Hezbollah tunnels overLong wary of publicity around its operations against Iran-linked targets on its northern front, Israel has lifted the veil in recent days — a sign of confidence in a campaign waged amid occasional tensions with Syria’s big-power backer, Russia. “We have been taking action with impressive success to arrest Iran’s military entrenchment in Syria,” Netanyahu told his cabinet in televised remarks. Last week, an observer in Netanyahu’s security cabinet, Tzachi Hanegbi, told a local TV station there had been “more than 220″ Israeli operations against Iranian targets in Syria.



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Israel says all Hezbollah cross-border tunnels found

Israel says all Hezbollah cross-border tunnels foundIsrael has uncovered all cross-border attack tunnels dug by Hezbollah from Lebanon and now plans to bring its operation to find and destroy them to an end, a military spokesman said Sunday. “We have found yet another Hezbollah cross-border attack tunnel from Lebanon to Israel,” Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus told reporters of the operation that began on December 4.



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Destruction of tunnels from Lebanon 'nearly done': Netanyahu

Destruction of tunnels from Lebanon 'nearly done': NetanyahuPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that the Israeli army’s operation to locate and destroy cross-border tunnels dug by Hezbollah from Lebanon was near completion. “The IDF (Israeli army) briefed us on its actions in neutralising the tunnels,” Netanyahu said.



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UN force says Israel-Lebanon border tunnels violate truce

UN force says Israel-Lebanon border tunnels violate truceBEIRUT (AP) — U.N. peacekeepers in Lebanon said Monday that two of the four tunnels discovered by Israel and allegedly dug by the Hezbollah militant group cross the border in violation of the cease-fire agreement that ended the 2006 war.



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Lebanon: Israel destroying border tunnels won't affect calm

Lebanon: Israel destroying border tunnels won't affect calmBEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's president said Tuesday that Israel's operation to destroy what it says is a series of cross-border attack tunnels built by the militant Hezbollah group won't endanger the calm along the frontier, adding that his country takes the issue seriously.



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The Boring Company tunnels given green light for line to Chicago's O'Hare airport

The Boring Company tunnels given green light for line to Chicago's O'Hare airportThe Boring Company has plans to invade Chicago’s O’Hare airport. The Chicago Infrastructure Trust (CIT) announced on Thursday that it has chosen The Boring Company to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain a high-speed rail line called the Chicago Express Loop from downtown to the O’Hare airport. Without providing a specific timeline, the Boring Company said it will take over the unfinished Block 37 superstation in the city, which the company said is an “amazing facility,” according to the Chicago Sun Times.



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Trump welcomes N. Korea plan to blow up nuke-site tunnels

Trump welcomes N. Korea plan to blow up nuke-site tunnelsSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday that it will dismantle its nuclear test site in less than two weeks, in a dramatic event that would set up leader Kim Jong Un's summit with President Donald Trump next month. Trump welcomed the "gracious gesture."



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Water agency approves $11B for California twin tunnels plan

Water agency approves $  11B for California twin tunnels planCalifornia's largest water agency on Tuesday approved a nearly $ 11 billion plan to help fund two enormous tunnels, breathing new life into Gov. Jerry Brown's ambitious and controversial plan to remake the state's water system.



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Israeli military says Gaza homes hiding Hamas tunnels

Israeli military says Gaza homes hiding Hamas tunnelsJERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Thursday said it has identified two residential buildings in the northern Gaza Strip as potential military targets after discovering Hamas militant tunnels underneath them.



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Tunnels under ancient Mosul mosque show Islamic State's focus on loot

Tunnels under ancient Mosul mosque show Islamic State's focus on lootBy Huda Majeed MOSUL, Iraq, (Reuters) – Extensive excavations by Islamic State militants under Mosul’s ancient Mosque of Jonah show they took care to preserve artifacts for loot, a local archaeologist said, in sharp contrast to their public desecration of antiquities. Jonah’s mosque was blown up in July 2014, but experts surveying the damage after it was recaptured in January by a U.S.-backed Iraqi campaign found a network of tunnels dug by the militants, leading down to a 7th century BC Assyrian palace. The careful way the tunnels were dug show the militants wanted to keep the treasures intact, said archaeologist Musab Mohammed Jassim, from the Nineveh Antiquities and Heritage Department “They used simple tools and chisels to dig the tunnels, in order not to damage the artifacts,” he said, standing near the tunnel network which leads from the mosque ruins above ground to the much older subterranean palace.



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