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Thu 20 Jun 2024 5:26 pm - Jerusalem Time

Gaza: Israeli army claims the assassination of a leader in the elite forces of Hamas

The Israeli occupation army claimed, on Thursday, that it had assassinated a leader in the elite forces of the Hamas movement, Ahmed Hassan Salama Al-Sawarka.


The occupation army said in a statement, “Based on intelligence information, an aircraft carried out a precise and targeted strike to liquidate Al-Sawarka in the Beit Hanoun area in northern Gaza.”


The occupation army claimed that Al-Sawarka was a division commander in the elite forces, who infiltrated the settlements adjacent to Gaza and carried out attacks during Operation Al-Aqsa Flood on October 7 last year.


Itadded, "Al-Sawarka led and managed sniper operations in the Beit Hanoun area and participated in operations against the occupation army."


The occupation army indicated that after an intensive search operation, Al-Sawarka was identified and eliminated in the Beit Hanoun area, as it claimed.


The occupation army also claimed that “before the raid, a number of steps were taken in order to mitigate the harm caused to civilians during the operation. As a result, no civilians were injured during the raid.”



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Gaza: Israeli army claims the assassination of a leader in the elite forces of Hamas

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