US forces have apparently attacked terrorist forces within Syria, pursuing them following their activites inside Iraq. The Jerusalem Post reports:
US military helicopters bombed targets in a Syrian border town near Iraq on Sunday, killing at least eight people, after global jihad operatives allegedly crossed the border into Syria.
The attack, which was not confirmed by the US military, was the first-ever reported American strike on Syria, which called it a "serious aggression." [....]
A government statement carried by the official Syrian Arab News Agency said the attack occurred at the Sukkariyeh Farm near the town of Abu Kamal, eight kilometers inside the Syrian border. Four helicopters attacked a civilian building under construction, firing on the workers inside shortly before sundown, the statement said. A US official, in confirming the raid, said the attack targeted elements of a robust foreign fighter logistics network and that due to Syrian inaction the US was now "taking matters into our own hands." This comes shortly after the reported meeting with Syrian officials by "former" (and probable future) Obama foreign policy advisor Robert Malley.Hat tip: Ronny Gordon