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IDF confirms strike on Islamic Jihad base used for training, weapons storage

The Israeli military confirms striking a Palestinian Islamic Jihad military base in the Gazan city of Khan Younis, along with other facilities controlled by the terror group.

The IDF says the Khan Younis base, which featured underground infrastructure, was used by the Islamic Jihad as both a training center and a storage depot for weaponry.

The military says the retaliatory strikes were conducted by fighter jets and attack helicopters in response to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip aimed at southern Israel earlier in the day.

Video footage of the Israeli counterattack showed massive fireballs rising into the air following the strikes, likely indicating secondary blasts from explosives being stored on the base.

— Judah Ari Gross

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