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Moment Israeli drone rains down fire on fighters on the Gaza strip: Retaliation strikes begin with troops targeting intelligence bureau, banks, leaders’ homes

Israel’s air force says it has struck several Hamas compounds, including one belonging to the head of intelligence, across the Gaza Strip as its retaliatory strikes against the militant group are well underway. 

Drone footage, taken over the last 24 hours and released by the military branch, shows a group of Hamas fighters being attacked from the sky as they try to cross into Israeli territory. 

At least seven armed men can be seen moving, before being consumed by a fireball caused by an Israeli missile. 

The footage also shows a drone attack on a car that is driving at high speeds through the Gaza Strip, home to 2.3 million Palestinians.

It comes as the air force said it hit 150 targets so far, including banks, weapons factories and the homes and compounds of key Hamas leaders. 

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At least seven armed fighters were seen in the drone footage

They were consumed by an explosion, though their fates have not yet been confirmed

They were consumed by an explosion, though their fates have not yet been confirmed

The attack on the militants come as Israel's retaliatory strikes are well underway

The attack on the militants come as Israel’s retaliatory strikes are well underway 

The country's air force says it has targeted 150 sites

The country’s air force says it has targeted 150 sites

Drone footage of a car being blown up was released

Drone footage of a car being blown up was released 

The car was travelling at high speeds before it was consumed in a fireball

The car was travelling at high speeds before it was consumed in a fireball

The military branch announced in a post to X, formerly Twitter, early on Sunday morning that it had ordered a missile strike on a compound belonging to Hamas’ head of intelligence, along with a video of a purported attack. 

It said: ‘A short while ago, IAF fighter jets struck a compound belonging to the head of the intelligence department in the Hamas terrorist organization.

‘The IAF is currently continuing to strike terror targets in the Gaza Strip.’

The short black-and-white clip, shared to social

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Russia Says Ukrainian Drones Hit Moscow Buildings in Latest Attacks

The Russian Defense Ministry said on Sunday that Ukrainian forces had fired at least three drones at Moscow, the latest in a wave of attacks in Russia demonstrating that few places are off limits after more than 17 months of war.

One drone was destroyed in Odintsovo, outside Moscow, the Defense Ministry said, adding that two others struck commercial buildings in the capital after being intercepted by Russian air defenses. There were no injuries, Moscow’s mayor, Sergey Sobyanin, said in a post on the Telegram messaging app, but video footage from Russian state media showed blown-out windows and twisted beams in one of Moscow’s premier skyscrapers.

Ukraine does not typically claim responsibility for attacks in Russia, in an effort to maintain a military advantage and an element of surprise. However, senior Ukrainian officials said last week that recent drone attacks on Moscow were orchestrated by Kyiv.

In his evening address on Sunday, Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, did not explicitly mention the strikes in Moscow but noted that “gradually, the war is returning to the territory of Russia,” including military and “symbolic” centers.

“This is an inevitable, natural and absolutely fair process,” said Mr. Zelensky, who previously promised “retaliation” after two weeks of nonstop Russian bombardment on Odesa, a city on the Black Sea that is both vital to Ukraine’s economy and of great cultural and historical significance.

Ukraine has also been accused of using drones to attack Russian-occupied Crimea — with Moscow claiming on Sunday that a new wave was launched overnight — and oil facilities and military air bases deep inside Russia.

The attacks in Moscow, though they have become more frequent, have so far caused no deaths. They have also been far less extensive than the drone and missile strikes that Russian forces conduct nightly across Ukraine,

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Russia says two drones hit buildings in Moscow in latest wave of attacks

By Andrés R. Martínez and Anton Troianovski

New York Times

The Russian Defense Ministry said Sunday that Ukrainian forces had fired at least three drones at Moscow, the latest in a wave of attacks in Russia demonstrating that few places are off-limits after more than 17 months of war.

One drone was destroyed in Odintsovo, outside Moscow, the Defense Ministry said, adding that two others struck commercial buildings in the capital after being intercepted by Russian air defenses. There were no injuries, Moscow’s mayor, Sergey Sobyanin, said in a post on the Telegram messaging app, but video footage from Russian state media showed blown-out windows and twisted beams in one of Moscow’s premier skyscrapers.

Ukraine does not typically claim responsibility for attacks in Russia, in an effort to maintain a military advantage and an element of surprise. However, senior Ukrainian officials said last week that recent drone attacks on Moscow were orchestrated by Ukraine.

In his evening address Sunday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy did not explicitly mention the strikes in Moscow but noted that “gradually, the war is returning to the territory of Russia,” including military and “symbolic” centers.

“This is an inevitable, natural and absolutely fair process,” said Zelenskyy, who previously promised “retaliation” after two weeks of nonstop Russian bombardment on Odesa, a city on the Black Sea that is both vital to Ukraine’s economy and of great cultural and historical significance.

Ukraine has also been accused of using drones to attack Russian-occupied Crimea – with Moscow claiming on Sunday that a new wave was launched overnight – and oil facilities and military air bases deep inside Russia.

The attacks in Moscow, though they have become more frequent, have so far caused no deaths. They have also been far less extensive than the drone and missile strikes that Russian

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