IDF announces deaths of three more soldiers in Gaza, taking ground op toll to 104

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

The IDF announces the deaths of three more soldiers of the 5th Brigade’s 8111th Battalion, who were killed during fighting in the southern Gaza Strip yesterday, bringing the toll of slain troops in the ground offensive against Hamas to 104

They are:

Maj. (res.) Roman Bronshtein, 46, from Bat Yam.
Cpt. (res.) Eliya Yanovsky, 24, from Jerusalem.
Master Sgt. (res.) Ari Yehiel Zenilman, 32, from Jerusalem.

Earlier, the IDF announced the deaths of two other soldiers of the 8111th Battalion.

All five were killed by an explosive device in the Khan Younis area. Another four soldiers were wounded in the incident, including one in serious condition.

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