IDF announces death of soldier killed fighting in Gaza yesterday

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

Sgt. Maj. (res.) Dennis Yekimov (IDF)
Sgt. Maj. (res.) Dennis Yekimov (IDF)

The IDF announces the death of a soldier killed during fighting in the southern Gaza Strip yesterday, bringing the toll of slain troops in the ground offensive against Hamas to 246.

He is named as Sgt. Maj. (res.) Dennis Yekimov, 33, of the Bislamach Brigade’s 17th Battalion, from Beersheba.

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