JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel intends to broaden its military sweep of the southern Gazan city of Rafah, Defence Minister Yoav Gallant told visiting U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on Monday.

"We are committed to broadening the ground operation in Rafah to the end of dismantling Hamas and recovering the hostages," a statement from Gallant's office quoted him as saying during the meeting.

(Writing by Dan Williams)