Israeli airstrike kills another top Islamic commander

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Khaled Mansour

Tel Aviv : Israel’s army on Sunday announced that it has targeted another military chief from the militant organization PIJ in the Gaza Strip.

Islamic Jihad’s southern commander, Khaled Mansour, was killed in an airstrike in the city of Rafah, dpa news agency quoted the military announcement as saying.

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Two other senior PIJ members were also killed, including Mansour’s deputy, it said.

“In recent days Mansour worked to carry out an anti-tank missile and rocket attack at Israel and was responsible for the planning of a terror attack in Israel along the border with Gaza which was thwarted by the IDF,” the statement from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said.

It said he was also responsible for terror attacks in the past.

The Israeli military had launched the large-scale operation dubbed “Breaking Dawn” against the PIJ on Friday.— IANS

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