Report: Hizbullah has stockpiled 20,000 rockets

June 10, 2007 07:02

Hizbullah has built a network of underground military bunkers under the noses of United Nations peacekeeping forces in southern Lebanon close to the Israel-Lebanon border, according to a report on Sunday. The claimed that the guerilla group had replenished its weaponry and cited IDF intelligence estimates that it had stockpiled 20,000 rockets. "Since the Israeli forces left, Hizbullah has been building formidable military underground posts under the noses of the UN," the Times quoted an IDF intelligence officer as saying. Modern equipment was being used to sink the shafts, sometimes as deep as 70ft, the Times said, adding that some bunkers were as wide as a football field, while others could hold fewer than 10 fighters.

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