RealNews

US Official Claims Syria Aids Terrorists

The top American official in Iraq accused Syria of allowing “terrorists” to cross the border, and U.S. forces on Tuesday reported another attack, this time from assailants firing from behind an ambulance. No U.S. soldiers were injured in Monday night’s attack in which assailants driving alongside an ambulance for cover fired on U.S. forces in one of Saddam Hussein’s palaces, a military official said Tuesday. The attack came shortly after a bomb blew up along the same road in Tikrit, 120 miles north of Baghdad, Lt. Col. Steve Russell of the 4th Infantry Division said. “We don’t believe that the ambulance itself was engaged” in the firing on the troops, Russell said. “This is not the first time we’ve seen ambulances used in cross fire.” But Maj. Josslyn Aberle, also of the 4th Infantry, said that while no gunfire came from the ambulance, soldiers found an automatic rifle and ammunition inside. The three occupants, one of whom was wounded, were detained for questioning. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.