IDF airs new footage of troops fighting Hamas in southern Gaza’s Khan Younis

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

The IDF releases new footage of the Commando Brigade’s Maglan and Duvdevan units operating in southern Gaza’s Khan Younis.

It says the commandos raided Hamas infrastructure, including underground sites, and are working to expand the IDF’s “operational control” over southern Gaza.

According to the IDF, the troops uncovered dozens of Hamas tunnel shafts in the Khan Younis area.

In one incident, as the soldiers were scanning a tunnel shaft, a group of Hamas operatives came out from it and hurled explosives at the troops, the IDF says, adding that they returned fire, killing the gunmen.

In another incident, the IDF says Duvdevan snipers spotted and killed nine Hamas operatives in the Khan Younis area.

Both units have been battling Hamas in close quarters, as well as directing airstrikes and using guided munitions, the IDF adds.

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