IDF troops locate, destroy explosives stockpiled by Hamas in Rafah

Troops operate in the Gaza Strip, in a handout photo published June 14, 2024. (Israel Defense Forces)
Troops operate in the Gaza Strip, in a handout photo published June 14, 2024. (Israel Defense Forces)

The Israeli military says its 162nd division is continuing operations in the Rafah area in southern Gaza, eliminating a number of terrorists and locating weapons and underground tunnel shafts.

Troops from the Nahal Brigade also found and destroyed several explosives stockpiled by Hamas, the Israel Defense Forces says in a statement.

Also in southern Gaza, Maglan commandoes called in an airstrike to down a drone they had identified moving towards them, the military adds.

In the center of the Strip, troops from the IDF’s 99th division identified a number of Hamas operatives in a building in Gaza City’s Zeitoun neighborhood, calling in an airstrike, according to the statement.

The IDF says that artillery and aircraft also destroyed the sites from which several rockets were fired toward Israeli communities last night.

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