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Date: Dec 4, 2018

Israel on Tuesday began to destroy Hezbollah tunnels dug under its northern border, an operation launched with much fanfare at a time when the country’s embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a corruption investigation and criticism for being soft on security.

The military said it had exposed one of the Lebanese militant group’s tunnels that crossed into Israeli territory in what it dubbed “Operation Northern Shield.” Military spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said that “several” tunnels had been monitored for “quite a long period of time” and the operation had been planned for a year and a half.

“Anyone who tries to harm the State of Israel will pay a heavy price,” Netanyahu said in a statement. He said that he had briefed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the situation during a meeting in Brussels on Monday night explaining that the tunnels are a “flagrant violation” of Israeli sovereignty and U.N. resolution 1701.

Read more: Washington Post

The German government has reportedly admitted that 467 neo-Nazis are at large throughout the country despite active warrants for their arrest.

The government acknowledged the figures in a response to a parliamentary request for information by the opposition Left Party, the regional Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung reported.

The number of neo-Nazis wanted by police has nearly doubled in the past four years, according to the response.

The government cited the massive influx of refugees as one reason for the increase. Right-wing attacks against asylum centers, it said, have increased significantly since 2015.

Read more: Deutsche Welle

In azure waters off Yemen, newly minted coastguards stormed a fishing boat in a mock exercise as part of a war-scarred city's struggle to resurrect state institutions two years after Al-Qaeda's ouster.

In a nation torn by conflict, the former jihadist bastion of Mukalla stands out as an oasis of stability, offering what many call a blueprint for post-war Yemen.

In a ceremony last week on a beach littered with rusted Soviet-era tanks, dozens of Yemeni officers took charge of securing the 350-kilometre (217 miles) coast of southern Hadramawt province, infested with drug and weapons smugglers.

Read more: MSN

Threats against the lives of a doctor and his co-workers led to the lockdown of a northeast Iowa hospital and landed one man in jail.

William Harrison Jr., 58, has been charged with a felony threat of terrorism and two counts of aggravated misdemeanor harassment after he allegedly made disturbing calls to Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah.

Additional charges are pending, according to the Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office.

Harrison, online court records show, told an emergency room receptionist around 12:30 p.m. Saturday that he "could shoot" a doctor who worked there and "all of you will be dead."

Read more: Des Moines Register

A soldier based in Hawaii is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday for trying to help the Islamic State group.

Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang pleaded guilty in August to four counts of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. He said he provided classified military documents, a drone and other help.

He agreed when Assistant U.S. Attorney Ken Sorenson described other support he provided to undercover agents Kang believed were part of the Islamic State group.

By at least early 2016, Kang became sympathetic to the group, Sorenson said. The FBI gathered information from sources he knew, worked with or lived with when it began an investigation in August 2016, Sorenson said.

Read more: Fox News