Sunday, October 26, 2008
Reports are coming in that up to four U.S. helicopters crossed the Iraq-Syria border and attacked a local Syrian village. Media reports have been confirmed by the Syrian government, that American paratroopers got out of the helicopters and attacked the village. Up to 8 people have been reportedly killed.
This unprecedented move is the first time American military forces have attacked Syria.
Is this Bush’s “October Surprise?”
The Associated Press reported:
Reports: U.S. helicopters raid Syrian village
Residents, TV report two helicopters carrying U.S. soldiers kill seven people
DAMASCUS, Syria – U.S. military helicopters attacked an area along the country’s border with Iraq, causing casualties, Syria’s state-run television and witnesses said Sunday.
The TV report quoted unnamed Syrian officials and said the area is near the Syrian border town of Abu Kamal. It gave no other details on Sunday’s attack.
Local residents told The Associated Press by telephone that two helicopters carrying U.S. soldiers raided the village of Hwijeh, 10 miles inside Syria’s border, killing seven people and wounding five.