UN peacekeepers in Lebanon have confirmed the existence of a tunnel discovered by the Israeli military close to the blue line separating the two countries.
In his press briefing on Thursday, Stéphane Dujarric, the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general, said that the UNIFIL will communicate its preliminary findings to the appropriate authorities in Lebanon.
"Lt. Gen. Stefano Del Col, the Force Commander for the UN Interim Force in Lebanon, along with a technical team, today visited a location near Metulla in northern Israel where the Israeli Defense Forces [IDF] has discovered a tunnel close to the Blue Line," Dujarric said.
"Based on the site inspection, UNIFIL can confirm the existence of a tunnel at the location," he announced.
"Accordingly, UNIFIL is now engaged with the parties to pursue urgent follow-up action. It is very important to determine the full picture of this serious occurrence."