The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said on Thursday its tanks had carried out a "targeted raid" in the northern Gaza Strip over the night amid preparations for a potential ground offensive to counter Palestinian group Hamas in the area.
"Overnight, the IDF conducted a targeted raid using tanks in the northern Gaza Strip, as part of preparations for the next stages of combat. The activity was commanded by the Givati Brigade. During the activity, soldiers located and struck numerous terrorists, terror infrastructure and anti-tank missile launch posts, and operated to prepare the battlefield," the IDF said on Telegram.
Upon completing activities the IDF's troops left the area, the statement read.
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