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US helicopter strike alleged by Syria

October 27, 2008

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— Four U.S. helicopters flew into Syrian airspace Sunday afternoon and opened fire, killing eight people near the Iraqi border, the Syrian government said.

The reported operation in al-Boukamal, roughly six miles from the Iraqi border, occurred at approximately 4:45 p.m., the Syrian Arab News Agency reported, citing an unnamed government source.

Reported U.S. attacks inside Syria are extremely rare, though the U.S. military has stepped up security along Iraq's border with Syria in recent months to stem the traffic of fighters and weapons into Iraq. U.S. officials say many insurgents, particularly suicide bombers, arrive in Iraq via the Syrian border.

The U.S. military in Baghdad did not immediately respond to an inquiry about the reported operation. A spokeswoman for the State Department, Joanne Moore, declined to comment.

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madmike 5 years, 5 months ago

Blackwater and Bush and Cheney are terrorists? You obviously get your news from moveon.org and the Huffington Post! Go eat some tofu and put your tin-foil hat back on!

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Richard Heckler 5 years, 5 months ago

Blackwater and Bush/Cheney are considered terrorists. They are wiping out mothers,fathers,sons,daughters,whole families etc etc that had zero participation in 9/11/01. Bush/Cheney are reckless and irresponsible.Were Syria or Iran involved with 9/11/01? No!By what authority does the USA Government cross international borders at will and attack?Saudi Arabia was involved by way of money. bin Laden is from Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is shipping weapons to their Iraq faction of choice. What about that?

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madmike 5 years, 5 months ago

Let Syria and Iran deal with it? What dope are you on? Syria and Iran are knee deep in terrorist support! They are the enablers of the terrorists.

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Richard Heckler 5 years, 5 months ago

Let Syria.Egypt,Iran etc etc deal with it. By what authority does the USA Government cross international borders at will and attack? The world has not designated the USA as the world cop and I for one do not want to pay for such irresponsible activities. BUSHCO could not prevent 9/11/01. Obviously not the right people to work on this international matter!!!

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madmike 5 years, 5 months ago

By what authority does Syria offer safe haven and support to terrorists? Didn't you learn anything from Vietnam? We let them use Cambodia and Laos as sanctuaries. If Syria is going to provide cross-border bases to terrorists, they have become a legitimane target.

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Richard Heckler 5 years, 5 months ago

BUSHCO is the invader = the enemy. By what authority does the USA Government cross international borders at will and attack?

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