IAF planes provide close air support for ground troops in the El Arish / Jebel Libni and Abu Ageileh / Kseimeh  areas in the Sinai. After the initial breakthroughs are achieved, IAF planes are sent to provide close air support in the Rafah Plain and at Umm Katef, as well as additional support for IDF troops fighting in the Gaza Strip. IAF planes attack convoys of tanks, trucks and APCs.