Lebanese army ‘totally prepared’ for Israeli offensive, but says border ‘calm and stable’

The Lebanese army says it is prepared to respond to any escalation with Israel, but says Lebanon’s side of the border is “calm and stable.”

In response to Israel announcing an operation against Hezbollah infiltration tunnels in southern Lebanon, the Lebanese army releases a statement “affirming the state of affairs along the Lebanese side [of the frontier] is calm and stable and is being closely followed.

“The army’s units in the area are undertaking their routine duties along the border in cooperation and coordination with the UNIFIL to prevent any escalation or destabilization in the south,” says the statement posted on Twitter. “The leadership [of the army] points out that the army is totally prepared to confront any sudden occurrence.”

— Adam Rasgon