U.S. forces staged attack in Syria

United States versus Syria

The U.S. mil­i­tary con­duct­ed a “suc­cess­ful” strike into Syr­ia on Sun­day to kill a sus­pect­ed al Qae­da facil­i­ta­tor, a U.S. offi­cial said Mon­day. Four heli­copters crossed the Iraq bor­der, and two land­ed.

The Amer­i­can offi­cial, who would not be iden­ti­fied but has access to U.S. intel­li­gence, iden­ti­fied the intend­ed tar­get of the attack as “Abu Ghadiya,” an Iraqi whose fam­i­ly he said has been active in smug­gling mon­ey, weapons and for­eign fight­ers across the Syr­i­an bor­der into Iraq.

The offi­cial, who asked to remain anony­mous because of the clas­si­fied nature of the oper­a­tion, also con­firmed that U.S. heli­copters and mil­i­tary spe­cial oper­a­tions forces car­ried out the attack.

Syr­i­an offi­cials lashed out at Wash­ing­ton on Mon­day for a “sheer vio­la­tion of inter­na­tion­al law,” say­ing the U.S. attack killed eight peo­ple and wound­ed one.

Gepubliceerd door Stijn Vogels

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  1. I’m a bit depressed by the news this morn­ing that the US attacked inside Syr­ia. I’m a cyn­ic and feel that maybe this was under­tak­en by the incum­bent Repub­li­can GOP to bol­ster McCains cam­paign. The Repub­li­cans are get­ting run over by Oba­ma due to the econ­o­my but if there were a secu­ri­ty cri­sis this week large num­bers of vot­ers might swing back to McCain. Just the thing the GOP is capa­ble of doing to keep con­trol in the next elec­tion. Very cyn­i­cal indeed!

    1. George W. Bush want­ed to make peace in the Mid­dle East before he left office. Looks like he changed his mind and would rather see a glass crater in stead of all that sand. Since it seems like Iran would be too much of a prob­lem to take on (look at his­to­ry, no one could), the com­man­der-in-chief (who obvi­ous­ly had to autho­rise this mis­sion) has shift­ed his focus towards lit­tle broth­er Syr­ia.

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