The Washington Post has published maps of Lebanon it says were provided by the Israeli Defense Force, showing over 1,000 different Hizballah military sites and facilities. Many of the installations were located south of the Litani River and in villages, in contravention of international law and the United Nations' peacekeeping mandate.
The general map shows that the organization has around 550 underground bunkers, roughly 300 surveillance sites, and about 100 other installations spread throughout over 200 villages in southern Lebanon. Another map, a close-up of El-Khiam village, shows the heavy presence of the Hizballah in civilian areas.
The Jerusalem Post reports that "the bunkers are likely being used" as "command posts as well as storage centers" for an arsenal of over 40,000 rockets and missiles provided by Syria and Iran. Many of these are short-range weapons that have wreaked havoc on border towns, but several hundred are said to be able to hit targets in Tel Aviv with a high degree of accuracy.
The Jerusalem Post also notes that the release is part of a public diplomacy campaign "aimed at preparing the world for the widespread devastation that will likely occur in Lebanon in the event of a new Israel war" with the group. This is due to the group's "decision to station assets inside populated villages." It also highlights the large weapons transfers to the group that occurred after Israel's 2006 war in Lebanon and against the U.N. resolution that ended the conflict.
The release comes months after the Israeli Defense Forces revealed classified information about the same village, showing "how Hezbollah stores their weapons near schools, hospitals, and residential buildings in the village of al-Khiam."