IDF conducting raid in north Gaza’s Beit Hanoun to root out remaining terrorists

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

The Kfir Brigade’s Netzah Yehuda Battalion and other forces under the Gaza Division’s Northern Brigade began a new pinpoint raid in northern Gaza’s Beit Hanoun in recent days, the military says.

Three soldiers were killed yesterday in two separate incidents in the area.

The IDF has carried out several operations in Beit Hanoun since it was first captured in the initial ground offensive last year.

In the ongoing raid, the military says troops are working to kill remaining gunmen and locate tunnels among other infrastructure used by terror groups.

The Air Force has struck numerous targets in Beit Hanoun in recent days, including anti-tank launch positions, sniper positions, and other buildings used by Hamas.

The military releases footage showing the identification of a gunman opening fire at troops from a building. It says tanks shelled the building and a drone also carried out a strike, killing the gunman. Moments later, another operative began opening fire from the same location, and a short while later a fighter jet took out the building, the IDF says.

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