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Monday, January 26, 2009

Hamas lost 50 explosives experts

From AFP (h/t Henrik):
Hamas has launched a probe which is expected to be extremely critical of the failures of its military wing during the recent Gaza offensive, the respected Jane's Defence Weekly magazine said Monday.

Citing an unnamed top Hamas military commander, Jane's said a full report due soon would be critical of almost every decision taken by battlefield commanders during the 22-day assault, which ended last week.

The report will highlight the losses of interior minister Said Siam and around 50 of Hamas's top explosives experts as among the most significant.

The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades said last week that it lost only 48 fighters during Israel's Operation Cast Lead, although Israel has reported killing more than 500 Hamas members.

It is a little hard to fit 50 explosives experts into a grand total of 48 dead Hamas members.

Unless, of course, they were counted as "civilians."

Which, of course, they were.