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Fighting rages on in Gaza’s Khan Yunis and Zeitoun areas

Updated on: 22 February,2024 07:39 AM IST  |  Tel Aviv
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Forces directed strikes on Hamas weapons storage facilities, other terror infra

Fighting rages on in Gaza’s Khan Yunis and Zeitoun areas

Palestinians mourn near the bodies of relatives before a burial in Rafah. Pic/AP

Israeli soldiers killed terrorists and located numerous weapons in the Zeitoun area of Gaza City, the Israel Defence Forces said on Wednesday morning. Ground forces directed the planning and execution of multiple aerial strikes on Hamas weapons storage facilities, observation posts, underground targets and other terror infrastructure. Soldiers also eliminated a nearby Hamas terror squad that was located by an aerial drone.

Meanwhile, in the southern Gaza city of Khan Yunis, dozens of terrorists were killed as soldiers intensified their activities. Approximately 20 terrorists were killed by troops from Israel’s Givati Brigade in the eastern part of the city. Troops of the Givati Brigade conducted activities in eastern Khan Yunis and killed approximately 20 terrorists in encounters over the past day. 

Paratrooper forces in western Khan Yunis killed several terrorists with sniper fire. Soldiers eliminated another two armed terrorists who approached them on bicycles. Forces of the elite Egoz Unit also operated in western Khan Yunis, killing several terrorists in encounters.

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