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U.S. military breaks international law, kills civilians in unauthorized attack in Syria

U.S. military breaks international law, kills civilians in unauthorized attack in Syria October 27, 2008

From CNN:

The U.S. military conducted a successful strike into Syria on Sunday to kill a suspected al Qaeda facilitator, a U.S. official said Monday.

The American official, who would not be identified but who has access to U.S. intelligence, identified the intended target of the attack as “Abu Ghadiya,” an Iraqi whose family the official said has been active in smuggling money, weapons and foreign fighters across the Syrian border into Iraq.

Syrian foreign minister Walid al-Muallem disputed the explanation.

“This is lies from the United States,” al-Muallem said.

Earlier, al-Muallem had said at a news conference in London, England, that the United States violated international law and Syrian sovereignty.

“Killing civilians in international law means terrorist aggression,” he said. “We consider this criminal and terrorist aggression.”

In this act of terrorism, the united states military targeted a farm, not a military target. The deliberate killing of civilians is just as morally grave as the act of abortion.

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