IDF says jets hit Rafah area used by Hamas to launch rockets in Sunday’s deadly barrage

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

Fighter jets struck several Hamas positions in southern Gaza’s Rafah overnight, in the area from which a deadly rocket attack was carried out yesterday, the military says.

The IDF says it hit sniper positions, buildings used by terror groups, and other infrastructure.

The strikes in Rafah come as ground troops continue to operate in central Gaza’s Netzarim Corridor. In a recent incident, the IDF says reservists of the Yiftah Brigade spotted a cell of gunmen near them and called in an airstrike.

In other strikes across Gaza, the military says fighter jets hit booby-trapped buildings and rocket launching positions. A helicopter also struck a building used by gunmen to fire at troops, the IDF adds.

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