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Pompeo, Israel send message to Iran with bold airstrikes in Syria

In a rare acknowledgement, a US official said Washington provided intelligence support for the strikes.

Aircraft bombed a number of locations in eastern Syria in the early hours of the morning Wednesday in what appears to be Israel’s most extensive string of airstrikes against Iran-linked targets in years.

The death toll of the strikes was not immediately clear. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights assessed that 57 people were killed, most of them Iran-backed militia fighters as well as 14 Syrian government forces.

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