Syria: 3 dead 1 wounded in attack on US Embassy Damascus

September 12, 2006 at 4:07 pm Leave a comment

Reports say Syrian authorities are calling the attack a ‘terrorist act’ and that it involved at least four attakcers and a car which was blown up outside the compunds gate. A investigation is underway. Syrian state televsion reported the inscident and said Syrian security personel had prevent the attack.

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first reports said a explosion, gunfire, and reports of ‘smoke’ rising from some form of explsoion – reports at the early stage did say a car bomb was involved. But it could have been a car hit by gunfire. No one was killed other than the attackers. Initail reports say the men were all Syrian.
Not much reporting ussaully comes out of Syria at times like this; except for state TV the Baathist government is known for being tight-lipped on info that shows any internal problems in the capital. The reporting flows freely though since Damascus personel – did their jobs and prevented the ttack from beiong worse than it could have been. Whatever anyones view on the Political position of Syria – the guards did their job – and deserve credit for protecting US soil at the risk of thier own lives from heavily armed terrorists.

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The attack – a rare one versus a foreign target in Damascus was not a form of domestic strife – it came on the heels of warnings of new attacks made by Al Qaeda’s number two.It will however put a strain on any relationships there may be with some groups based in Syria taking part on the conflict in Iraq.

A number of Baathist pro-Saddam factions are reportedly operating out of safe-haveans in or near Damascus. Such actions by those groups who are secular but close also to extremist factions fighting in Iraq will make their Syrian hosts wary of supporting any group taking action within its own borders.

But it also shows the effect of the crackdown in global security as US, UK, and EU security measures have perhaps forced Al Qaeda or other groups to act with-in ‘perceived safe heavens’ like Syria something that will not be taken lightly by the local supporters in indeed any. The reports which say the men are Syrian – might also mean a crack in the normally tightly controled socieity that is there.
But the timing also comes as a statement was being made by US President Bush in the USA directly to Osama et al from the Oval office – last night in the USA which was rebroadcast on Arab TV networks in full. It indicates also the rising level of tension if even in tightly controled Damascus there are those who might spurred on by whatever group is out there making some acti on thier own even in a tightly controled place like Syria.

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