DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - U.S. military helicopters launched an extremely rare attack Sunday on Syrian territory close to the border with Iraq, killing eight people in a strike the government in Damascus condemned as "serious aggression."
A U.S. military official said the raid by special forces targeted the foreign fighter network that travels through Syria into Iraq. The Americans have been unable to shut the network down in the area because Syria was out of the military's reach.
"We are taking matters into our own hands," the official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the political sensitivity of cross-border raids.
The attack came just days after the commander of U.S. forces in western Iraq said American troops were redoubling efforts to secure the Syrian border, which he called an "uncontrolled" gateway for fighters entering Iraq....
A DC, no, if the Israelis are related to anyone it would probably be the Iraqis. I would suggest you listen to the serious of sermons, [URL=http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=130310435]]]The Prophetic Enemies of Israel[/URL], [URL=http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?sermonID=8406102220]]]What Will Become of Israel?[/URL], and [URL=http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=130310435]]]The Prophetic Enemies of Israel[/URL]. Now those sermons should take you most of a Sunday afternoon.
Yes, Israel and Syria has had a long history, q.v.,
2Samuel 8 6 Then David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus; and the Syrians became servants to David, and brought tribute. And Jehovah gave victory to David whithersoever he went.
I of course would add, there is nothing magical about the AV, and the relationship between Israel and Syria would even be more understandable if on used the New American Standard Bible for example.