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Eugene

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Mon Feb 12, 2024, 09:05 AM Feb 12

Israeli airstrikes kill more than 100 in Rafah as international alarm mounts over anticipated ground offensive

Source: CNN

Israeli airstrikes kill more than 100 in Rafah as international alarm mounts over anticipated ground offensive

By Helen Regan and Abeer Salman, CNN
7 minute read
Updated 3:26 AM EST, Mon February 12, 2024

(CNN) — Dozens of people, including children, have been killed as “extremely intense” Israeli airstrikes and shelling pounded multiple locations in Rafah overnight Monday, according to the Palestine Red Crescent Society, as international alarm mounts over Israel’s planned ground offensive in the southern Gazan city.

More than 100 people were killed due to Israeli airstrikes as warplanes targeted different areas of the city and helicopters fired machine guns along the border areas, the PRCS said early Monday.

CNN cannot independently verify the number of casualties on the ground.

There are fears the death toll could rise further as the PRCS said people remain trapped under the rubble and there is still a heavy presence of warplanes in the skies over Rafah.

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Read more: https://edition.cnn.com/2024/02/12/middleeast/israel-airstrikes-rafah-ground-offensive-looms-intl-hnk/index.html

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