IDF: Troops killed dozens of Hamas operatives in Khan Younis over past day, hit weapons depot

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

Troops operating in the Gaza Strip in an undated photo released February 20, 2024 (Israel Defense Forces)
Troops operating in the Gaza Strip in an undated photo released February 20, 2024 (Israel Defense Forces)

Fighting continues in southern Gaza’s Khan Younis, with the IDF saying troops of the 7th Armored Brigade killed dozens of Hamas operatives over the past day.

The brigade, in addition to using tank shelling and sniper fire, called in several airstrikes on Hamas gunmen, the IDF says.

Also in Khan Younis, the IDF says, troops of the Givati Brigade killed several gunmen, some armed with RPGs, from a close range.

The IDF says an airstrike was also carried out on a Hamas weapon depot in Khan Younis.

Meanwhile, in central Gaza, the IDF says the Nahal Brigade killed several more Hamas operatives over the past day, including with sniper fire.

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