Hamas reports clashes with Israeli troops deep inside Gaza as ground offensive expands

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Hamas militants have reported clashes with Israeli troops in the north-west and southern Gaza Strip, as tanks and other armoured vehicles advanced on its main city. The al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, said it fired anti-tank missiles at Israeli forces early on Tuesday, adding that troops were “invading the southern Gaza axis”. Hamas said it also targeted two Israeli tanks and bulldozers in north-west Gaza with missiles. Israel has expanded ground operations in Gaza over recent days, advancing on Gaza City from two directions, with tanks reported to be on the main north-south road in an apparent effort...