The Israel Defense Forces (FDI) began the operation “Oz and Nir”in which, for the first time since the beginning of the war, the 5th Brigade Combat Team operates in the area of Kherbat Ahzafrom where Hamas terrorists attacked Kibbutz Nir Oz last October 7th.
“The forces are working to achieve operational control of the area. Until now, they have eliminated terrorists and attacked several important terrorist targetsincluding tunnel shafts, a tunnel route and anti-tank launching positions,” the IDF said in a statement.
The Army stated that “dozens of tunnel shafts and many weapons” were located, including Kalashnikov, pistols, grenades, mines, rocket launchers and rocket launchers.
“The engineering forces of the brigade combat team destroyed the terrorist infrastructure located in the terrorists’ houses who participated in the murderous massacre carried out by the terrorist organization Hamas in the Kibbutz Nir Oz on October 7,” states the military statement.
The Israeli Army killed “dozens” of terrorists in Khan Younis
He Israeli army said this Friday that its troops expand operations in Khan Younis areasouthern city of Loopwhere the hard fighting continues and in which he claims to have killed “dozens” of terrorists in the last few hours.
“Troops are expanding their operations in Khan Younis,” and “over the past day, in several clashes, they eliminated dozens of terrorists with airstrikes and sniper and tank fire“said a military spokesperson in a statement.
As detailed, the soldiers killed a militiaman “who was identified by a plane” and killed by shots from an Israeli tank “before being able to shoot” with an anti-tank rocket launcher, a tactic that Hamas terrorists have been carrying out since the start of the war, as they broadcast in their videos.
In another incident, the Army said, its tanks killed another militiaman who was aiming a missile launcher “and running toward the troops,” also “before he could fire.”
Among other incidents, “several terrorists hiding inside a structure were hit and killed (by shots) from a tank,” and another militiaman near the troops “was identified and eliminated with an attack with unmanned aerial devices.”
“Troops also located a fortified terrorist cell within an enclosure. “A fighter plane attacked the building and killed the terrorists,” the military spokesman added.
(With information from EFE)