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Al-Quds Brigades: 18 soldiers killed in 22 days

Jan. 18, 2009 6:00 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 18, 2009 6:00 P.M.)
Gaza - Ma'an - Islamic Jihad's Al-Quds Brigades lost 34 fighters during the Israeli onslaught in Gaza and launched 262 projectiles at Israeli targets, according to their spokesperson on Sunday.

Of the more than 1,300 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire, 34 Al-Quds Brigades fighters and leaders were killed. A statement said those who died were prepared to engage in "fierce" battles with Israeli troops.

Of the projectiles launched, said the spokesperson, 158 were at Ashkelon, Sderot, Kfar Azza, Nahal Oz, Nir Oz, Be'eri, Nirim, Miftahim and Eshkol. They claimed to have injured 16 Israeli "settlers" in the attacks and caused structural damage to homes and public properties.

The Brigades said they fired 77 mortars at Megan, Kissufim and gatherings of armored vehicles in the north-central and southeast areas of Gaza, injuring a number of Israeli soldiers.

There were 27 RPGs and 32 explosive charges detonated at armored vehicles and undercover units of the Israeli army, according to the Brigades.

Seven Israeli soldiers were shot, and at least 18 killed and 56 injured as the Brigades detonated explosives in homes where troops were taking cover, the Brigades spokesperson said. There was no way to independently verify the claims.

The Israeli military insists just 10 soldiers were killed in the Gaza fighting.

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