Skip to comments.US special forces launch rare attack inside Syria
Posted on 10/26/2008 4:23:46 PM PDT by NYTexan
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - U.S. military helicopters launched an extremely rare attack Sunday on Syrian territory close to the border with Iraq, killing eight people in a strike the government in Damascus condemned as "serious aggression." A U.S. military official said the raid by special forces targeted the foreign fighter network that travels through Syria into Iraq. The Americans have been unable to shut the network down in the area because Syria was out of the military's reach.
"We are taking matters into our own hands," the official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the political sensitivity of cross-border raids.
The attack came just days after the commander of U.S. forces in western Iraq said American troops were redoubling efforts to secure the Syrian border, which he called an "uncontrolled" gateway for fighters entering Iraq.
A Syrian government statement said the helicopters attacked the Sukkariyeh Farm near the town of Abu Kamal, five miles inside the Syrian border. Four helicopters attacked a civilian building under construction shortly before sundown and fired on workers inside, the statement said.
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That’s good that we are chasing terrorists in Syria. Under a Marxist Islamic president, we will be hunting terrorists in San Diego as military funding will be cut and “diversity” with Muslim States will be implemented via immigration, trade and diplomacy.
Mr. Soetero will attempt to crush the nation and move us to a Euro-Socialist movement with Afro-Islamic flavor...
I agree with that comment, but think about the consequences if Bush had done it sooner-likely Pelosi would have tried to impeach him-violating war powers act or some such non sense.
No more VN wait till they kill us first vagROE!
They are bloodthirsty savage cult members that want to die.
We're just being good neighbors and helping them succeed in becoming the newest residents in satanallahs whorehouse!
If you’re not willing to attack the enemy where they are, then you have no business going to war.
Hopefully we’ve learned our lesson...never invade a country with one of your hands tied behind your back (and always be willing to destroy it completely).
This couldn’t wait for 9 days?
All I can figure is AQ was plotting something for next week.
Good. A lame-duck President can still finish his mission against these terrorists.
The Syrians have been warned repeatedly that they must stop sending terrorists into Iraq. They chose to ignore those warnings.
We should have done this 3 years ago.
Sadly, the country is quickly wanting to throw the entire lesson book into the trash.
Interesting place to google
poultry farm? Illegal labs? hmmm.
Good deal. For it to be confirmed rather quickly speaks volumes.......Good deal.
Joint SOCOM & MI Ping
“We are taking matters into our own hands,” the official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the political sensitivity of cross-border raids.
They whacked a training camp in Pakistan today as well.
How long until Democrats apologize on behalf of the US?
2 strikes in Pakistan today!
Oops my mistake. I thought they blew up the suicide car too.
It’s about time. If you support terrorists who are killing Americans you will be hit. Wasn’t this accepted as gospel in late September 2001?
Ping and bump.
Wedding party at a baby milk factory.
I doubt Obama would have done this if he were pres.[shudder]
The Syrians are praying 5x a day for an Obama victory. They know these raids will stop pronto.
This sounds like an unordered raid.
Ain’t that the truth!
I should have known this excellent article in full was contributed to by Pamela Hess. Chock full of data.
And yes, it is serious (Syria's) (:) ) time for Talks as to where Syria's head is. Maybe now we got their attention. And the more they scream out in outrage, the more I'm interested in listening.
Obviously Syria got caught, and the legalities are on paper, no matter the lies and spin.
Bravo! Special Forces. The "rat lines" were living among "civilians" who were "way-stations" for the terrorist network via Syria. And Syria knew it.
Syrians said 4 children killed... Cause no one would believe them if they said 4 baby ducks...
Prayers for the best warriors of all time.
Oh, Lord, that you would answer the prayer.
Are you sure they haven't already? Or at least declared the "rashness" and "illegality" of the raids?
Obama is a Marxist
I am crying crocodile tears over Syrian sovereignty while Damascus openly serves as a weapons/terrorist conduit for al Qaeda in Iraq and Hezbollah in Lebanon.
In a saner time, Syria refusing to control its border with Iraq would have been treated as the act of war it is and has been.