Kucinich Questions Timing Of U.S. Raid Into Syria

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) is questioning the timing of a reported U.S. incursion into Syrian territory. "We are on the eve of national elections and we must be mindful of the Administration's past manipulation of security issues in order to influence public opinion," he said.

The White House isn't commenting on the reported attack, which is said to have occurred over the Iraqi border in Bukamal near the town of Deir Ezzor. The L.A. Times reported that while U.S. officials "would not confirm the attack, they used language typically employed after raids conducted by secretive Special Operations forces."

The Syrian Arab News Agency reported on Sunday that four U.S. helicopters conducted an attack in which at least eight people were killed.

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