Damascus secretly backed the raid




 
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November 4th, 2008  
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Topic: Damascus secretly backed the raid


Questions raised over Syrian complicity in US raidSyria has denounced a US strike on its territory but sources say Damascus secretly backed the raid

Marie Colvin and Uzi Mahnaimi
The 38-year-old farmer was watering his maize in the scrubby vastness of eastern Syria when four Black Hawk helicopters swooped in low over the palm trees, heading from the border with Iraq formed by the Euphrates River.
It was late afternoon. The light was fading and the chill of the desert winter night was setting in. The helicopters, following their leader in a disciplined arc, hovered just above the one-storey concrete and mud homes of the village of Sukariyeh before the attack began.
Two of them landed next to a ramshackle building site and uniformed men hit the ground firing. Two other helicopters gave aerial cover.



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