syria better watch out......

  1. Yak
    13,672 Posts.
    Conflict nears
    for U.S.-Syria
    Armed confrontation aims
    to eliminate threat in Iraq

    Posted: June 23, 2003
    1:00 a.m. Eastern

    While many analysts are breathing a sigh of relief that the threat of U.S. armed conflict with Syria has subsided, Pentagon sources say plans are being made now to hit Syrian targets hard in response to Damascus' support for fighters pouring into Iraq, according to the latest issue of Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.

    The attack would be more than a limited missile or bombing run, say the sources. It would be the kind of stinging retaliation that will end the threat from Syria once and for all.

    U.S. military sources say hundreds of terrorists have infiltrated Iraq across the Syrian border – with the full knowledge and support of Damascus. The terrorists are being sent with one mission in mind – attacking U.S. troops.

    Pentagon officials are particularly concerned by intelligence suggesting that some fighters are planning suicide bombings against U.S. forces in Iraq.

    Daily attacks against the U.S.-led coalition have grown increasingly lethal in the last week. On Thursday, assailants fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a military ambulance south of Baghdad, killing one American and wounding two others. He was the third soldier to die from hostile fire this week alone.

    Two men fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a tank late Wednesday in Samarra north of the capital, causing little damage and no casualties. One attacker was killed and the second captured. Attackers also fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a U.S. tank north of Baghdad, and a U.S. Army truck was set on fire in the western part of the capital. The military reported that three mortar shells hit outside a coalition-run aid office in the town of Samarra on Tuesday, killing one Iraqi and wounding 12.

    The guerrilla-style attacks came as U.S. forces conducted house-to-house searches for weapons and arrested hundreds of people across Iraq. Some inside the Pentagon say Syria's behind more than one recent guerrilla-style attack.
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