Tuesday, October 28, 2008

U.S. says attack on Syria was to kill Syrian Smuggler


US admits raiding Syria to kill terrorist leader

By Patrick Cockburn
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
London Independent

Senior US officials claimed last night that the head of a Syrian network responsible for smuggling foreign fighters, weapons and cash into Iraq had been killed in Syria during a raid by US special forces that sparked strong condemnation from Damascus.

The Syrian foreign minister, Walid al-Moualem said the raid had killed eight civilians and was an act of "criminal and terrorist aggression." Speaking at a news conference in London, he warned that Damascus would defend itself against any such future attack...


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