Summary of Overnight Operations, 10 Jan 2009, 08:40 IST


Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 8:40 AM
Summary of IDF Operations Overnight

IDF Infantry Corps, Armored Corps, Engineering Corps, Artillery Corps and Intelligence Corps forces continued to operate during the night against Hamas terrorist infrastructure throughout the Gaza Strip.

IDF Ground Forces were involved in a number of incidents in which several armed Hamas operatives were hit. In one of the incidents, snipers opened fire at IDF forces which returned the fire and identified hitting the gunmen. In a separate incident mortar shells were fired at an IDF forces, the force responded with gunfire and targeted the squad of five terror operatives with the support of the IAF.

The IAF attacked over 40 targets throughout the Gaza Strip, including the following:

  • Ten rocket launching sites
  • One anti-aircraft missile launcher
  • Fourteen weapon manufacturing and storage facilities
  • Five weapons smuggling tunnels
  • A number of armed gunmen

Ground Forces reported about 15 terrorists hit in exchanges of fire.

The Israel Navy continued supporting the Ground Forces throughout the night.

A mortar shell was fired into Israel during the night.

Five IDF soldiers were lightly wounded in the overnight fighting.

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