IDF carried out airstrikes in Rafah, feared casualties

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GG News Bureau
WASHINGTON, 19th April. Israel Defense Forces on Thiursday carried out airstrikes in the Rafah area during the early hours of Thursday.

US, the UK and France had requested Israel not to attack the Rafah region as the population density in the region is high.

According to Israeli and Arabic media, many were feared dead and several were injured in the attack.

IDF has boosted its airstrikes against the Hamas and Hezbollah militants since Iran carried out missile and drone attacks on Israel last weekend.

IDF carried out an aerial attack in which 7 people were killed on Wednesday

Some 1.3 million people are living in southern Rafah region and any attack to flush out militants could lead to heavy civilian casualties.

Israel has produced an evacuation plan for the civilians in the region, the US was not satisfied with the plan.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi had expressed his concern about a probable Israel attack on the Rafah region to the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken during his last visit to the Middle East.

President Sisi had informed Blinken that any attack on Rafah would lead to an unprecedented exodus of refugees to the Sinai region of Egypt that shares the border with Rafah region.

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