IDF: 95% of 500 targets hit in Operation Cast Lead

IAF fighter jets have carried out some 500 sorties against Hamas targets in Gaza in Operation Cast Lead and helicopters have flown hundreds more combat missions, a senior IDF officer said Wednesday. The officer claimed 95 percent of the intended targets were hit. He said all efforts were made to avoid civilian casualties, including calling residents on their phones to warn them their buildings were about to be hit. The officer spoke on condition of anonymity in line with military regulations.