Netanyahu: Israel conducted airstrikes on Iranian weapons in Syria

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In the wake of the tunnel discoveries, Israel has asked the worldwide community to impose tough sanctions on Hezbollah and launch action against its state-within-a-state operation in Lebanon.

Netanyahu also cited an Israeli search-and-dismantle mission against suspected Hezbollah attack tunnels along the border with Lebanon that was launched in December and deemed completed on Sunday.

Hezbollah's leader, Hassan Nasrallah, has been hospitalized after suffering a heart attack, the newspaper Israel Hayom reported, citing Lebanese journalist Jerry Mahar.

The tunnels "defy UN Security Council Resolution 1701, jeopardize the security of the Lebanese people and undermine the legitimacy of Lebanon's state institutions", the US Embassy in Lebanon said in a statement issued ahead of the meeting.

Israel and Hezbollah last fought a war in 2006. He said this entailed "hundreds" of attacks over the past several years of Syria's civil war, in which Iran and Hezbollah have backed Damascus against rebels and Islamist insurgents.

"According to our intelligence and our assessment of the situation there are no longer any cross-border attack tunnels from Lebanon into Israel".

Conricus said there were no more tunnels reaching Israel from Lebanon but the army was still monitoring "facilities" being dug by Hezbollah inside Lebanese territory. Conricus said the United Nations peacekeeping mission, known as UNIFIL, was updated on the latest development.

The find is a part of Operation Northern Shield aimed at detecting and destroying what Israel calls a vast network of Hezbollah tunnels.

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Gadi Eisenkot claimed that the attacks mostly hit Iranian targets.

Israel alleges Hezbollah had planned to use the tunnels to kidnap or kill its civilians or soldiers, and to seize a slice of Israeli territory in the event of any hostilities.

Israel normally doesn't confirm individual airstrikes in Syria, unless they are raids against Iranian- and Hezbollah-linked targets in the country.

Israel has long called for a crackdown on the Iran-backed Hezbollah, a heavily armed mini-army that is believed to possess an arsenal of some 150,000 rockets that can reach almost all of Israel.

The last tunnel will be destroyed in the coming days.

A month-long war in 2006 between Israel and Hezbollah killed more than 1,200 Lebanese, mostly civilians, and more than 160 Israelis, mostly soldiers.

Confirming a Friday night sortie in Syria, Netanyahu said Israel's air force had "struck Iran's warehouses, containing Iranian arms, in Damascus global airport".

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