GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | After Gaza strikes, Israel threatens Iranian forces in Syria

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | After Gaza strikes, Israel threatens Iranian forces in Syria

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip— The Israeli military on Saturday struck dozens of targets across the Gaza Strip in response to heavy rocket fire and threatened to expand its air campaign to Syria after accusing Iranian forces in Damascus of orchestrating the rocket attacks.

The threats toward Iranian forces in Syria added a new dimension to what was already the heaviest fighting between Israel and Gaza militants in several weeks. Opening a new front in Syria could put Israel in open confrontation with heavily armed Iranian and Hezbollah forces, along with recently deployed Russian anti-aircraft systems.

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