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Islamist leader dies in Gaza raid

Hamas says it has killed the leader of a radical Islamist group in a shootout in the Gaza town of Rafah in which at least 22 people died.

Abdul-Latif Moussa has reportedly died in an explosion.

On Friday Hamas, which controls Gaza, launched a fierce crackdown on the group, "Warriors of God", after it declared an "Islamic emirate".

Katya Adler in Jerusalem explains.


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