IDF says troops killed dozens of Hamas gunmen in Khan Younis over past day

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

The IDF says ground troops continue to raid Hamas sites across the Gaza Strip, as the Israeli Air Force and Navy strike targets belonging to the terror group.

In western Khan Younis, the IDF says the Paratroopers Brigade battled and killed dozens of Hamas operatives over the past day. The soldiers also discovered and seized weapons used by Hamas, including assault rifles and explosives, the IDF says.

Also in western Khan Younis, the IDF says troops of the Maglan commando unit killed several Hamas gunmen in close-quarters combat, including three operatives who fired anti-tank missiles, and the Egoz commando units raided several Hamas sites, killing operatives in the process and discovering tunnel shafts.

In another area of Khan Younis, the IDF says the 646th Reserve Paratroopers Brigade spotted a Hamas operative near them and called in an airstrike. A short while later, three more operatives were spotted, and were also struck and killed in strikes, the IDF says.

The Givati Brigade, also in Khan Younis, killed several Hamas operatives and located weapons and documents belonging to the terror group, the IDF adds.


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