Assumption of Command

24 February 2005

Syrian ties to the insurgency, Say it ain't so

The BBC is reporting Iraq 'rebels' claim Syria backing:
The allegations made by the apparent rebels on al-Iraqiya TV would, if verified, back US and Iraqi claims of Syrian meddling in Iraq's affairs.
A man who was identified as Syrian intelligence officer Lt Anas Ahmed al-Essa said he and his group had been recruited to "cause chaos in Iraq... to bar America from reaching Syria," the Associated Press reported.
This really isn't a shock to anyone over here, but it is good to see that this is starting to get some coverage.