BREAKING: United States attacks Syria

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    Witnesses: US helicopters attack Syrian village


    [​IMG] DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Syria's state-run television and witnesses say U.S. military helicopters have attacked an area along the country's border with Iraq, causing casualties. The 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.
    The U.S. military in Baghdad had no immediate comment.
     
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    Yawn. Wake me when we take Iran's nukes out.
     
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    Iran is Shi-ite. So is Syria. This is bad news and a BIG October surprise if either country decides to react.
     
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    Big deal--both candidates have given Israel their blessing. Don't panic David. Israel will be OK.
     
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    I know you like to believe your country is always wrong, but given whoever is stating this in an offical manner remains unamed perhaps we should/could wait for verification.
     
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    i heard they got off the helicopter and carved an "m" on everyone's face and then left.
     
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    wtf?
     
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    you didn't even question the story did ya? newp
     
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    Helicopters attack border point with Iraq: Syria - Yahoo! News

    DAMASCUS (Reuters) – Syria said on Sunday unidentified helicopters attacked a Syrian border point with Iraq, causing casualties.
    The official Syrian news agency SANA did not identify the helicopters but said the attack took place in the Bou Kamal border area, in eastern Syria.
    Residents said the attack targeted a house in the area in which a man and his four sons and two nearby workers were killed.


    BBC NEWS | Middle East | 'US aircraft attack Syria border'
    American helicopters have carried out an attack inside Syria along its border with Iraq, Syrian media says.


    The official Syrian news agency Sana said the raid took place in the Abu Kamal border area, in eastern Syria.


    It quoted residents as saying that the attack targeted a house in the area in which a man and his four sons and two workers died. There is no confirmation.


    Another report, by the private TV channel Al-Dunia, said that nine people had been killed and 14 wounded.


    It said that an unknown number of American helicopters attacked the village of al-Sukkiraya, east of the capital. It did not say when the attack happened.


    "We are in the process of investigating this," Sgt Brooke Murphy, a US military spokesman, told the AFP news agency in Baghdad.


    The US military has complained in the past that Syria is the main transit point for foreign militants crossing into Iraq.


    Washington has accused Damascus of turning a blind eye to the problem.
     
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    I don't like Drudge, but he doesn't post bogus stories. This is also being posted through the AP and Reuters and just crossed FoxNews and MSNBC both.

    The story so far is that American soldiers landed in Syria from helicopters. If that's true, that is an official invasion of Syrian territory.
     

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