Lebanese military ‘observing’ Israel border, as UN says situation remains calm

A Lebanese military official tells The Associated Press that Lebanese troops and military intelligence agents, along with UN peacekeepers deployed in southern Lebanon, are observing the border with Israel. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, has no further details.

Israel has been using earth-movers and other large machinery along its northern border to dismantle what it says are Hezbollah attack tunnels penetrating into Israeli territory.

Malene Jensen, spokeswoman for the UN force in Lebanon known as UNIFIL, says the situation in the peacekeepers’ “area of operation remains calm” and that they are in touch with all relevant parties to make sure calm and stability is maintained.

— with AP