Israeli Defence Force Launch Operation ‘Swords of Iron’, 10,000 Reservists Called Up, Major Offensives Underway

Bianca Bridger
Bianca Bridger
Bianca holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Otago, New Zealand. As the Africa Desk Chief for Atlas, her expertise spans conflict, politics, and history. She is also the Editor for The ModernInsurgent and has interests in yoga and meditation.

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With footage of mass killings and kidnappings of civilians and IDF soldiers being released by Palestinian militants, the IDF has just announced the initiation of Operation ‘Iron Swords.’ The operation calls for over 10,000 reservists to prepare for contact with the militants, as well as to prepare for an escalation of conflict on Israel’s border with Lebanon or the ‘northern front.’ Additionally, the IDF has launched an air campaign in the Gaza Strip, focusing on Hamas targets. Over 36 aircraft are reported to be taking part. 




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