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vminfla Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 08:19 PM
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IDF Foiled Attempt to Fire Long-Range Rocket
Military officials said on Tuesday that a terrorist cell that was recently targeted by IAF aircraft in Rafah was about to fire a rocket with a range of 80 kilometers, twice the range of the rockets that have been used until now.

Five Islamic Jihad terrorists were reported killed in the attack, among them Ahmed al-Sheikh Khalil, commander of the manufacturing and engineering unit of the terror organizations military wing. Also killed was Mohammad Ashour, a member of Islamic Jihads engineering unit.

The squad that was targeted had been using technology similar to that used by the terror squad that was involved in firing two Grad missiles into southern Israel three days earlier. Those missiles exploded in Ashdod and the community of Bnei Aish.

Military sources have now revealed that the rocket that the targeted squad was preparing to launch was a locally manufactured new rocket with a range of 80 kilometers. Until now, Gaza terrorists have only fired rockets with a range that does not exceed 40 kilometers.
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