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Monday, 27 October 2008
US attacks Syria- Oxford protest
Message from Oxford Stop the War Coalition
US Special Forces, claiming to be targeting Al Qaida fighers, has launched an aggressive raid on civilian targets in the Syrian town of Al Sukkariya, close to the Iraqi border. The attack killed at least 8 people and wounded 14 others. Two children were amongst the victims.
This attack follows strikes on Pakistan earlier this months and it looks as though George Bush is determined to escalate violence in the Middle East before he steps down from the US Presidency.
The attack also demonstrates why the US is determined to hang on to Iraq and use it as a strategic launchpad undermining stability in the region.
The Syrian government has condemned the attack as an act of terrorist aggression.
In response Oxford Stop the War Coalition is organising an emergency protest at 6.00pm at Cornmarket (Carfax end) tomorrow evening, Tuesday 28 October. Please come along and also let other people know about it.
Caroline, on behalf of Oxford Stop the War Coalition