Richard Engel of NBC just reported that the Syrian government has angrily summoned the U.S. ambassador for an explanation on the American incursion into Syrian territory.
American commandos in four helicopters flew across the Syrian border and attacked a village about ten miles from the border. (see red area of map.) Up to nine people were killed. Two of the helicopters landed, the troops disembarked and then assaulted a building.
Richard Engel reported this morning that just last week, a local American commander complained that Syria was not doing enough to halt the flow of fighters coming into Iraq from Syria.