Palestinian Islamic jihad group confirms killing of a senior commander in Gaza

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Rockets are fired by Palestinian militants into Israel, amid Israel-Gaza fighting, in Gaza August 6, 2022.

GAZA (Reuters) – The Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement (PIJ) on Sunday confirmed the killing of one of its senior armed commanders in an Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip.

“Al-Quds Brigades (Jerusalem Brigades) mourns the leader Khaled Mansour, member of the security council and the commander of the southern region (of Gaza Strip) who was martyred as a result of an Israeli air strike yesterday (Saturday),” the group said in a statement.

Al-Quds Brigades is the armed wing of the group.