Hezbollah’s “Land of Tunnels” – the North Korean-Iranian Connection

Alma’s following report exposes a new strategic challenge for IDF and Israel. After the Second Lebanon War of 2006, Hezbollah, supported by the North Koreans and the Iranians, established the “Land of the Tunnels”: a project of an “inter-regional” tunnel network of enormous magnitude.


It is not just a local set of tunnels, it is a network consisting of tens of kilometers of inter-regional tunnels that extend and connect Hezbollah’s three strategic areas:
1. Beirut area – Hezbollah’s central headquarters.
2. Bekaa area – Hezbollah’s logistical operational backbone.
3. Southern Lebanon – Hezbollah’s defensive positions.


Furthermore, they link the various sub-zones within southern Lebanon (the first and second lines of defense).

This tunnel allows Hezbollah to mobilize forces from one zone to another out of sight and in relative safety.

Tal Beeri

Tal Beeri

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