IDF Takes Over, Destroys Hamas's Shejaia Headquarters
The IDF took over and destroyed the headquarters of the Hamas’ Shejaia Battalion in Gaza City, while also advancing further into the heart of Khan Yunis, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said on Friday morning, December 15.
The forces of the 188th Brigade, in coordination with armored, engineering, and infantry forces and the Air Force, carried out the operation to take over the Shejaia Battalion’s headquarters.
On Tuesday, ten IDF soldiers, including several senior officers, were killed and six were wounded in an ambush in Shejaia. During the operation, the IDF eliminated terrorists and destroyed a tunnel shaft where a terrorist was hiding and trying to throw explosives at Israeli forces.
The headquarters itself was destroyed by airstrikes, tank fire, and the IDF’s engineering forces. Additionally, during the operation, soldiers from the 414th Field Intelligence Battalion made use of the “Maoz” (Spike Firefly) kamikaze drone, specially designed for urban combat, for the first time to expose and strike a terrorist cell in the area.
The IDF’s Oz Brigade and the 7th Brigade also continued operations in Khan Yunis in southern Gaza, raiding terrorist infrastructure, destroying weapons warehouses, eliminating many terrorists, and locating the entrances to tunnels used by Hamas. (JPost / VFI News)
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