IDF footage highlights air support for ground forces in Gaza

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

The IDF releases footage showing close air support by Israeli Air Force drones for ground forces operating in the Gaza Strip.

The clips show drone strikes on Hamas operatives launching RPGs and missiles at Israeli troops and setting off explosive devices.

The IDF says the drone operators maintain constant radio contact with the ground forces and IAF command and control, which direct the aircraft to the correct locations and alert them of incidents.

The IAF’s drones also carry out other strikes against Hamas targets in Gaza and collect intelligence.

The publication comes amid unsubstantiated claims by far-right lawmakers that ground troops are not receiving enough air support during their operations in Gaza.

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