Syrian minister accuses U.S. of "terrorist aggression"

LONDON Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:53am EDT

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem (R) walks with his Danish counterpart Per Stig Moller (front L) after a meeting in Damascus October 26, 2008. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem (R) walks with his Danish counterpart Per Stig Moller (front L) after a meeting in Damascus October 26, 2008.

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LONDON (Reuters) - Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem accused the United States on Monday of carrying out a "terrorist aggression" on Syria after a deadly raid which Damascus said killed eight civilians.

"The Americans do it in the daylight, this means it is not a mistake, its by blunt determination. For that we consider this criminal and terrorist aggression," Moualem told a news conference in London.

He said Syria will ask the United States and Iraq for an investigation into the attack, which took place in the Albou Kamal area in eastern Syria on Sunday. Baghdad has said the strike targeted insurgents who attack Iraq.

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