Palestinian Al-Aqsa Brigades Preparing Attack on Ashkelon

The engineering and military industries sections of Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Brigades announced Sunday the start of a new military offensive against the Israeli city of Ashkelon, to be called “Volcano Fire.”

The announcement claimed that the group had improved the range of its rockets from 12 to 18 km, which would reach all of Ashkelon. The Al-Aqsa Brigades announced a plan to fire 100 of the new rockets and 80 mortars at Ashkelon.

These are not the rockets with the longest range in the Palestinian arsenal. On January 29, the Brigades revealed a new rocket – the Al-Aqsa 207 – with a range of 27 km, which could reach the Israeli port city of Ashdod.

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