IDF: The mission to clear areas adjacent to the Gaza Strip is not yet completed Destroyed homes in the northern Gaza Strip following Israeli strikes
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have not yet completed the mission to clear territories adjacent to the Gaza Strip from Hamas fighters, and this area still remains a zone of military operations, IDF spokesperson Brigadier General Daniel Hagar announced on Thursday.
"It is important for me to emphasize that the mission to clear the territory adjacent to the enclave has not been completed. This is still a zone of combat operations," Hagar stated during a briefing.
He added that in the past 24 hours, IDF forces have conducted limited operations within the enclave's territory to gather information on the whereabouts of hostages. Israeli soldiers - RIA Novosti, October 19, 2023