Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Terrorist commander killed in Israeli airstrike in Gaza

From Ynet News, 5/1/10, by Ali Waked and AP:

A Gaza gunman has been killed and four others wounded in an Israeli airstrike in Khan Younis.... the gunman killed in the strike was identified as Jihad Smyre, a regional commander of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC).

...Abu Mujahed, the spokesman for the Hamas-allied PRC, said militants opened fire on Israeli forces on the Israeli side of the border. An Israeli aircraft then fired a missile at the gunmen.

Palestinian Health Ministry official Dr. Moaiya Hassanain said one militant was killed and four were wounded.

Israel has pledged to retaliate against any attacks from Gaza. Militants this week fired several mortars at Israel....

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