Israel sending reserve units to join Gaza fighting

January 12th, 2009 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS  

Tel Aviv, Jan 12 (DPA) Israel has begun sending reserve soldiers to join in the fighting against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, the military’s chief spokesman told the country’s Channel 2 News Sunday night.But Brigadier Avi Benayahu refused to say whether the introduction of the reservists indicated that Israel was widening its 16-day-old assault.

The military had begun calling up reserve units shortly after the Israeli operation began Dec 27, but before the ground troops entered the salient on the night of Jan 3.

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