Friday, November 25, 2005

US Marines Cross Syria Border

Hat Tip to AubreyJ Who links to DEBKAfile for this bit of news.

DEBKAfile Exclusive: - November 25, 2005, 12:27 AM (GMT+02:00) - US Marines are locked in battle with Syrian troops after crossing the border from Iraq into Syria at a point west of al Qaim

Both sides have suffered casualties. US soldiers crossed over after Damascus was given an ultimatum Thursday, Nov. 24, to hand over a group of senior commanders belonging to Abu Musab al Zarqawi's al Qaeda force. According to US intelligence, the group had fled to Syria to escape an American attack in Mosul. Syrian border guards opened fire on the American force.

prying1 sez: -

- ??? - re: reliability of this news. AubreyJ states, "First saw this news at Debkafile... who more times than not are right on their reporting." Glenn Reynolds states, "I wouldn't be surprised, but I don't trust Debka as a source."

Time and updates will tell. It appears to be over 10 hours since the original story and no other news sites that I could find have jumped on it.

I am hoping that Syria will do the right thing and work towards stopping terrorists and murderous thugs.