IDF says it located primed rocket launcher with long-range projectiles in Rafah

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

A rocket launcher after it was destroyed by troops in southern Gaza's Rafah, in a handout image published May 16, 2024. (Israel Defense Forces)
A rocket launcher after it was destroyed by troops in southern Gaza's Rafah, in a handout image published May 16, 2024. (Israel Defense Forces)

Israeli troops operating in southern Gaza’s Rafah located several primed rocket launchers with long-range projectiles, the military says.

According to the IDF, some of the launchers were used in attacks on Israeli cities in recent months.

Troops of the 414th Combat Intelligence Collection Unit, using drones, located the primed launchers and demolished them, the military says.

In a different area of Rafah, the IDF says troops located another rocket launching site with dozens of launchers, before it was also demolished.

The site had also been used in recent attacks on Israeli cities, including last week’s barrage on Beersheba, according to the military.

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