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Operations Update: Over 40 Hamas Operatives Hit
11 January 2009 , 23:14
Operation Cast Lead Continues in Gaza Strip; Curfew on Judea and Samaria
Over the course of the day, IDF forces operating in the Gaza Strip hit over 40 armed Hamas operatives. Armored Corps forces struck various weapons storage facilities, some of them located in the houses of terror operatives. In one case, a tank squad identified a group of operatives planting an explosive device, fired and confirmed hitting them.
During searches, Paratrooper Brigade forces uncovered weaponry, camouflage uniforms and communications equipment.
On Sunday morning, IAF forces struck several rocket launching sites, including the launcher used to attack Be'er Sheva this morning. Ground forces clashed with terror operatives in various incidents during the day. In several incidents, ground forces directed the Air Force in targeting armed operatives that were firing at them. The IAF targeted more than 20 smuggling tunnels along the Philadephi Corridor, in the Rafah border; approximately 15 armed terror operative cells, and seven weapons production and storage facilities.
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