US forces kill seven in
Oct 26 (DPA) US forces killed seven men in a helicopter-borne
attack inside Syria, residents in a Syrian border town near
Iraq reported Sunday.
in the town of Al-Sukkariya, some eight kilometres from the
Iraqi border, said seven corpses and four wounded had been
delivered to a nearby clinic after the attack.
eyewitness accounts said that four helicopters were involved
in the operation, with two of the helicopters landing in the
town and eight American soldiers disembarking. The eyewitnesses
said that the seven killed men were supposedly construction
the US helicopters left Syrian airspace with all the soldiers
again on board.
was no initial US comment about the reported incident. If
confirmed, it would be the first time that US forces had carried
out an attack on Syrian soil.