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The Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), revealed that its fighters had destroyed more than 1,108 Israeli military vehicles with “Al-Yassin 105” missiles since the beginning of the current war on the Gaza Strip.

Al-Qassam indicated in a statement that the destroyed Israeli vehicles included 962 tanks, 55 personnel carriers, 74 bulldozers, 3 excavators, and 14 military vehicles, "which resulted in the killing and wounding of a large number of occupation officers, soldiers, and mercenaries."

In this context, the military and strategic expert, Major General Fayez Al-Duwairi, said that for the first time, the effectiveness of the “Al-Yassin 105” missiles during the war was disclosed with accurate statistics, stressing that these numbers are part of the battle because not all resistance operations were documented and photographed.

He explained that the complete or partial destruction of 1,108 Israeli vehicles is equivalent to 3 Israeli armored divisions, since each division includes 315 tanks, out of 5 divisions that Israel pushed into the Strip.

Al-Duwairi pointed out that the "Al-Yassin 105" missiles constituted the main weapon in the Gaza war, and they are the trump card of the resistance that inflicted on the occupation heavy and exorbitant losses that it was not accustomed to, whether in terms of personnel or equipment, after preparing human cadres to deal with them to reach this level of expertise. Fighting.

He pointed out that the "Al-Yassin 105" is equivalent to the "TBG" missiles, but the latter is designated for dealing with buildings and fortifications, noting that tanks - which contain a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 10 - are the most targeted at the level of vehicles during the war, much more than tankers. Soldiers.

He explained that the occupation had committed foolishness in the first phase when it pushed unprotected armored divisions from mechanized infantry units, before correcting them during the Battle of Khan Yunis.

Regarding human losses, Al-Duwairi believes that the numbers announced by the spokesman for the occupation army, Daniel Hagari, do not include mercenaries from various parts of the world, nor the Druze, nor dual nationalities, but rather are specific to single nationalities, referring to the numbers of mercenaries who fight within the ranks of the Israeli army, such as fighters coming from America and France. Britain, Germany, Ukraine and others.

Despite the effectiveness of the resistance’s weapons in the ground battle, Al-Duwairi said that there is a clear weakness and gap in the resistance’s air defense weapons, and the lack of them gave the opportunity for the Israeli Air Force to do what it does through intensive and systematic bombing.

Source: Al Jazeera