Daily Archives: 2008/10/29

Tensions between USA and Syria on the Rise

The USA Embassy announced it would close Thursday because of a mass rally called to protest a deadly weekend commando attack by US troops on a Syrian village at Sukkeriyah , 8 km / 5 miles from the Border of Iraq.

The Syrian Government Demanded that Washington Apologize for Sunday’s cross-border Helicopter Strike by American Special Forces that Killed 8 People.  US military officials said the raid killed a top al-Qaida “in Iraq” operative who was about to conduct an attack in Iraq.

Syria wants assurances Iraqi territory will not be used again to raid Syria. Iraq also demanded that a crucial security deal under discussion with the USA must include a ban on American troops using Iraqi territory to attack neighboring countries.

The Target was Badran Turki al-Mazidih , a top al-Qaida in Iraq figure who operated a network of smuggling fighters across the border. The Iraqi national also goes by the name Abu Ghadiyah.

Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister Fayssal Mekdad demanded the US and Iraq apologize for the Attack and asked for Compensation. Mekdad insisted all those killed were Syrians and that this person was killed is a false claim. 

4,190 US Military Confirmed Deaths in Iraq War.

In other news , the Federal Reserve agreed to provide $30 Billion each to the central banks of Brazil , Mexico ,  Korea and Singapore – expanding its effort to assist emerging nations.

The Stock Market Closed Mixed even After the Fed Rate Cut. Interesting , Volatile Times.

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