Tuesday 27 June 2017

Five militants killed in Gaza air, ground strikes

ISRAEL killed five Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip yesterday, three in an air strike after a rocket attack on Israel and two in a separate ground confrontation, writes Nidal al-Mughrabi.

The Israeli army confirmed its aircraft had fired at militants in Gaza, and that two gunmen were killed after breaching Israel's border fence with the coastal territory.

A spokesman for the militant Popular Resistance Committees said three of the group's members had been killed in an Israeli air strike, one of them a field commander.

Islamic Jihad identified the two men killed in the other incident as members.

Irish Independent

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