Eye witnesses are quoted as describing four US helicopters from Iraq striking a house in al Qaim 17 km from the Iraqi border Sunday night, Oct. 26, and killing 8 people.
Eight US soldiers are said to have disembarked for the attack before being flown out. There has been no US comment on the incident.
Asked if the incident was compatible with Israelâ€™s talks with Syria, Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni commented: Damascus must stop aiding al Qaeda as well two other terrorist groups, Hizballah and Hamas.
Sources report previous US strikes on Syrian soil in 2004 and 2005 targeting al Qaeda exit points to Iraq.
Sundayâ€™s operation was an extension of the US-Iraqi offensive to purge the northern Iraqi town of Mosul and their northern Syrian havens of al Qaeda elements.
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