Syrian aircraft bomb Sunni militant targets inside Iraq

By Karen DeYoung, Anne Gearan, Ben Van Heuvelen, June 25, 2014

Syrian government aircraft bombed Sunni militant targets inside Iraq on Tuesday, further broadening the Middle Eastern crisis a day after Israeli warplanes and rockets struck targets inside Syria.

Iraqi state media initially reported that the attacks near Iraq’s western border with Syria were carried out by U.S. drones, a claim that was quickly and forcefully denied by the Pentagon.

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