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48 Syrian soldiers killed in Iraq ambush
Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 3/5/2013 2:52:25 AM

Baghdad - Dozens of Syrian soldiers who had crossed into Iraq for refuge were ambushed Monday with bombs, gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades in an attack that killed 48 of them and heightened concerns that the country could be drawn into Syria´s civil war. The fact that the soldiers were on Iraqi soil at all raises questions about Baghdad´s apparent willingness to quietly aid the embattled regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. The well-coordinated attack, which Iraqi officials blamed on al-Qaeda´s Iraq arm, also suggests possible coordination between the militant group and its

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Notice that the Syrian Army members [Assad´s troops], were ambushed by Al Qaeda inside Iraq. Yeah, 0bama can now claim "Mission Accomplished."

One would wonder if Iraq was using our drones to follow and trap the Syrians. That would definitely be a wrong turn for our Military. But then, 0bama is the current C-I-C.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: horacer, 3/5/2013 3:07:42 AM     (No. 9208754)

This was not an al qaeda inside Iraq attack. By all accounts this was a group of rebels from Syria who crossed into Iraq. The Syrian army seems to be abandoning it´s borders. Barak is supposedly discussing this with Hagel today. The mess is getting worse every day.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 3/5/2013 6:31:47 AM     (No. 9208840)

Barrack Hussein Obama is about as equipped to deal with the middle east as Taylor Swift, and he´s knows about as much about it as she.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 3/5/2013 7:13:31 AM     (No. 9208882)

Sometimes I can´t tell who are the good guys and who are the bad guys.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: pictish, 3/5/2013 11:26:55 AM     (No. 9209326)

I thought HE beat al quaeda?

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