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    Posted: 24-Nov-2005 at 19:34

Syrian and US troops clashed after US troops attacked a Syrian village.
12 US and 3 Syrian troops reported killed in the incident.

http://www.nethaber.com.tr/?h=37431

Maybe one of the Turkish members could give a full translation and some info on the credibility of this news source..
I know of a previous clash that lead to the death of 1 Syrian soldier last month but no info on this..
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  Quote Zagros Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Nov-2005 at 20:13
Sounds interesting, I would like to know the details.
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  Quote ArmenianSurvival Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Nov-2005 at 02:57
The article is just explaining how it happened during the afternoon (1 pm Turkish time), near the Syrian-Iraqi border. It was talking about how America told the Syrians to watch their border because they were suspecting many of the terrorists were coming through Syria into Iraq. It then says that America still holds Syria responsible for the assassination of the former Prime Minister of Lebanon.  Then the last paragraph just explains how on his last visit to the Middle East, Kofi Annan said that Syria could be the next Iraq. Thats the article in a nutshell.
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  Quote DayI Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Nov-2005 at 04:22
ill translate it when i get home
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  Quote Zagros Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Nov-2005 at 09:49
It is strange I have not found reports of this incident on any other news source. 
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Nov-2005 at 10:47
It's probably false, how else can you explain that there are no other sources confirming this incident?

By the way, ArmenianSurvival translated it correctly.
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  Quote Ahmed The Fighter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Nov-2005 at 05:19

Armenian translation is correct after steel wall operation some terrorists ran away to the Syrian border therfore Coalition forces and Iraqi goverment demanded from Syria to arrest them and deliver to iraqi Goverment.

there was no clash.

if it happen there is no chance for poor equiped syrian army to beat U S A army.

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  Quote Yiannis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Nov-2005 at 05:30

Isn't it ridiculous, from the mighty US army to ask from the Syrians to do what they are unable to do themselves? That is to guard the Iraqi border. It's no secret that there're no US troops guarding it and the Syrians have other use for their army, that it to station it across their borders with Israel and Turkey.

Moreover, they're very fast to accuse Syria of being totalitarian (true, but it's the also true for all the Arab US allies in the region) and at the same time to send prisoners to be tortured there, since American legislation disallows them to do so themselves on American soil.  Shame on you!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4088746.stm



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  Quote Leonidas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Nov-2005 at 06:51
I found something on a Isreali website. http://www.debka.com/

DEBKAfile Exclusive: Syria claims US forces suffered 11 casualties in a Syrian-US clash Thursday night, Nov. 24 without clarifying whether they meant dead or wounded

November 25, 2005, 5:14 PM (GMT+02:00)

Internal Syrian communications channels report Syrian Desert Guards border units fought US Marines who crossed into Syria at a point west of al Qaim. They also claimed 30 Syrian casualties.

DEBKAfiles military sources report the battle took place at the Syrian-Iraqi border town of Abu Kemal. US forces were in hot pursuit of a group of al Qaeda operatives who fled across to Syria in escape an American attack pinning them down in Mosul. The US military delivered Syria an ultimatum to hand the terrorists over. The American pursuit continued Friday when Syria failed to respond.


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  Quote Zagros Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Nov-2005 at 06:56

 forces were in hot pursuit of a group of al Qaeda operatives who fled across to Syria in escape an American attack pinning them down in Mosul.

Do they know how far fromt eh Syrian border Mosul is?  Or are they just writing crap to make Syria look bad by claiming they shielded terroists that the US was in "hot pursuit" of.

 

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  Quote Leonidas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Nov-2005 at 07:15
Debka isnt known for its impartial take on the middle east. Very hit and miss stuff, but great reading.

Yeah they would have to be running really quick, without getting caught.

The operations are generally centered around Al-Qa'im which way off Mosul, Abu Kemal is just opposite on the syrian side, so the would have to go along way south and then head west

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