IDF announces death of soldier killed in northern Gaza, bringing ground op toll to 288

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

Staff Sgt. Sahar Sudaei. (Israel Defense Forces)
Staff Sgt. Sahar Sudaei. (Israel Defense Forces)

The military announces the death of a soldier killed during fighting against terror operatives in the northern Gaza Strip earlier today.

The slain soldier is named as Staff Sgt. Sahar Sudaei, 20 of the Givati Brigade’s Rotem Battalion, from Tel Aviv

His death brings the toll of slain troops in the IDF’s ground offensive against Hamas and during operations on the border to 288.

In a separate incident, a reservist of the LOTAR Eilat unit was seriously wounded in the southern Gaza Strip, the IDF adds.

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