Skip to comments.Marines in Action in Syria?
Posted on 11/24/2005 3:09:48 PM PST by Venator
Israeli source reports that US Marines are locked in battle with Syrian troops after crossing the border from Iraq into Syria at a point west of al Qaim
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The not-always-reliable Debkafile...
November 25, 2005, 12:27 AM (GMT+02:00)
".......Both sides have suffered casualties. US soldiers crossed over after Damascus was given an ultimatum Thursday, Nov. 24, to hand over a group of senior commanders belonging to Abu Musab al Zarqawis al Qaeda force. According to US intelligence, the group had fled to Syria to escape an American attack in Mosul. Syrian border guards opened fire on the American force."
John Kerry dropped them off behind enemy lines.
Let's hope so. Syria has been asking for a good *ss kicking.
These details do not make sense. Hot pursuit of fleeing terrorists is one thing. Conducting a deliberate assault into another country after issuing demands isn't a unit level decision.
For that matter, how does the author know that the group fled from Mosul, but was able to hide near Syrian border guards, and that an unheeded ultimatum was issued over it?
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