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Source: Damascus Attackers Fought in Iraq

At least three of the men who staged a mysterious attack in Syria’s capital were Syrians who had come back from fighting U.S. troops in neighboring Iraq, the Associated Press has learned. A Syrian close to the government, who refused to be further identified, confirmed Arab newspaper reports that they were among Arab volunteers who went to Iraq in the early stages of the war on Saddam Hussein’s regime. Two of the gunmen, a policeman and a passer-by died in the April 27 clash with security forces in a diplomatic quarter of Damascus. It was described by the Syrian government a terrorist attack — a rarity in this tightly controlled Arab country. Full Story

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