The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) says troops of the Nahal Infantry Brigade captured a Hamas stronghold, known as outpost 17, in west Jabaliya after 10 hours of fighting.
The IDF says the soldiers battled Hamas and Islamic Jihad operatives in the stronghold, who were both “above ground and in an underground route in the area.”
According to the IDF, dozens of terror operatives were killed during the fighting.
It says troops located many weapons and uncovered tunnel shafts, including one located adjacent to a kindergarten that led to an “extensive underground route.”
Troops also found “significant” Hamas battle plans in outpost 17, the IDF adds.
The IDF did not immediately provide new information on potential casualties among troops.
Meanwhile, the IDF says the Air Force carried out strikes against hundreds of targets in the Gaza Strip over the past day.
IDF says troops of the Nahal Brigade captured a Hamas stronghold known as outpost 17 in west Jabaliya, after 10 hours of fighting. The IDF says the soldiers battled Hamas and Islamic Jihad operatives in the site, who were both "above ground and in an underground route in the… pic.twitter.com/m5GK18JBwM
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