IDF says troops demolish Hamas infrastructure in homes of terrorists who attacked Nir Oz

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

IDF troops of the 5th Reserve Brigade operate in southern Gaza’s Khuza'a, in this undated photo published by the military on December 29, 2023. (Israel Defense Forces)
IDF troops of the 5th Reserve Brigade operate in southern Gaza’s Khuza'a, in this undated photo published by the military on December 29, 2023. (Israel Defense Forces)

The IDF says it is advancing in southern Gaza’s Khuza’a, on the outskirts of Khan Younis, with troops of the 5th Reserve Brigade killing numerous Hamas operatives and destroying the terror group’s infrastructure.

Earlier this week the IDF announced it had launched an offensive on Khuza’a, in an operation targeting the Hamas terrorists who attacked the Israeli border community of Nir Oz on October 7, where dozens of Israelis were killed and kidnapped.

The IDF says it is working to establish “operational control” over the area, and has so far killed Hamas gunmen and struck “significant” assets belonging to the terror group, including tunnel networks and anti-tank missile launch positions.

It says the fighting in Khuza’a is “intense.”

Dozens of tunnel shafts have been found by the troops, along with numerous weapons, including assault rifles, explosives, and mortars, the IDF says.

The IDF adds that combat engineers with the 5th Brigade have demolished Hamas infrastructure in the homes of Hamas terrorists who participated in the attack on Nir Oz, where dozens of Israelis were killed and kidnapped on October 7.

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