IAF carried out over 500 airstrikes directed by ground forces in Gaza this week, military says

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

The Israeli Air Force has carried out more than 500 airstrikes in the Gaza Strip this week that were directed by ground forces, the military says.

These airstrikes, carried out by fighter jets, attack helicopters and drones, have been led by the IAF’s Cooperation Unit 5620, which coordinates operations between the IAF and ground forces during maneuvers.

“The Air Force’s Cooperation Unit leads the connection between the ground and air forces, and together they eliminate terror cells and destroy observation sites, weapons depots, tunnel shafts and many more terror infrastructures, to deprive capabilities and deal blows to the Hamas terror organization,” the IDF says in a statement, attaching a video of recent strikes.

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