Palestinian Islamic jihad group confirms killing of a senior commander in Gaza
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.
(Reporting by Nidal Al Mughrabi; Writing by Mahmoud Mourad; Editing by Kim Coghill)