“OSoldiers from the Givati Brigade carried out a selective attack on the barracks belonging to the South Battalion of the Hamas Khan Yunis Brigade and the offices of the battalion commander and other senior officials,” a military statement announced.
The statement said that the soldiers located numerous weapons and military information documents there, including dozens of hand grenades, AK-47s, ammunition, excavation equipment, launchers, RPG missiles, explosives and combat management documents.
“The battalion complex included a training area for open and urban warfare, along with operational offices used by Hamas terrorists from the Khan Yunis Brigade,” the statement added.
The Israeli Army expanded its offensive towards the south of the Gaza Strip on December 1, after ending the only truce achieved to date, and then reached the outskirts of the city of Khan Yunis, to the north.
The Givati Brigade of the Khan Yunis Combat Army managed to reach the southernmost part of the city, where soldiers eliminated “dozens of terrorists in hand-to-hand combat, with the help of tanks and air support”, according to the statement.
More than 190 Israeli soldiers have died in combat in the Gaza Strip since the ground offensive began at the end of October inside the enclave, where more than 24,400 Gazans have died and more than 61,000 have been injured.
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