Hamas's drone and rocket development chief killed in IAF strike

Strike represents a blow to the armament program of Hamas's military wing, particularly to advanced weapons and drones, Shin Bet states.

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July 27, 2014 12:13
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Hamas drone. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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A senior Hamas member in charge of advanced weapons development was killed in an IAF airstrike on Friday, security forces announced Sunday.

The target, Ismael Muhammad Sa'ad Akluk, 25, was in a vehicle which was targeted by the IAF, acting on information from the Shin Bet intelligence agency.

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The Shin Bet said Akluk had been involved in weapons production centers and weapons research and development for several years, describing him as a key figure in Hamas's drone and rocket research program.

"This strike represents a blow to the armament program of Hamas's military wing, particularly to advanced weapons and drones, which are seen as flagship programs that received many resources," the Shin Bet stated.

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