Israeli soldiers use VR technology to train in tunnel warfare | AFP

Following the exposure of attack tunnels dug into Israel by Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon, the IDF uses virtual-reality technology to train Israeli soldiers in tunnel warfare. Until recently the province of video game creators, the virtual world has in recent years made inroads into medical, aerospace and military research, where it is increasingly used for training.

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US sanctions Hezbollah leader suspected of 1994 attack in Argentina | AFP

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that the United States imposed financial sanctions on Hezbollah leader Salman Raouf Salman, suspected of masterminding the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people, during a counter-terrorism conference in Buenos Aires. SOUNDBITE

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Israeli army reveals a Hezbollah cross-border tunnel into Israel | AFP

The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) reveals a Hezbollah cross-border tunnel, the last out of six that were exposed and destroyed by the Israeli army in recent months, in a guided tour on the Israel-Lebanon border. A UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon said on April 25, a tunnel discovered earlier this year by Israel had crossed the Lebanese-Israeli border, in the third such breach of a ceasefire resolution. Israel in January accused Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah of having dug what it described as the deepest, “longest and most detailed” tunnel it had discovered. UNIFIL said the tunnel was the third to have crossed the “blue line”, a demarcation line drawn by the UN to mark Israel’s withdrawal from southern Lebanon in 2000.

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Israeli Defense Forces destroy sixth and largest alleged Hezbollah tunnel

Mandatory credit: Israeli Defense Forces

The Israeli Defense Forces carried out an operation to destroy what they claimed was the final cross-border tunnel from Lebanon, allegedly built by Hezbollah.



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Israel launches operation to destroy Hezbollah tunnels

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirms Israel has discovered Hezbollah tunnels infiltrating its territory from Lebanon and launched an operation to destroy them, during a press conference in Tel Aviv. During the press conference the Israeli Defence Forces Chief of staff also reveals footage he says shows members of Hezbollah walking through a tunnel discovered on the Israel-Lebanon border.