Thursday :: Oct 30, 2008
by Erin Alecto
Syria has threatened to end border security cooperation with the United States and Iraq in reaction to Sunday's attack, which U.S. officials say killed a top al-Qaida figure who organized the movement of fighters and weapons into Iraq.
The Syrian government has broken relations with Baghdad. It has completely opened its border. This article in Al-Arabiya (Al-Arabiya is generally fairly reliable) says that the Syrians have reduced their forces on the border. That's NOT what I'm hearing from BOTH sides of the border. What I'm hearing from very trustworthy sources whom I've known for years is that the Syrians have completely withdrawn their forces from the border.
And what do you get?