This comes as Saturn approaches within one degree to an opposition of Uranus. Mars today is in an exact square to Chiron which just turned direct and this event is certain to push with aggression (Mars) old wounds (Chiron) in the Middle East.

A U.S. military official said the raid by special forces targeted the network of al-Qaida-linked foreign fighters moving through Syria into Iraq. The Americans have been unable to shut the network down in the area struck because Syria was out of the military’s reach.

“We are taking matters into our own hands,” the official told The Associated Press in Washington, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the political sensitivity of cross-border raids.

The attack came just days after the commander of U.S. forces in western Iraq said American troops were redoubling efforts to secure the Syrian border, which he called an “uncontrolled” gateway for fighters entering Iraq.

A Syrian government statement said the helicopters attacked the Sukkariyeh Farm near the town of Abu Kamal, five miles inside the Syrian border. Four helicopters attacked a civilian building under construction shortly before sundown and fired on workers inside, the statement said.

The government said civilians were among the dead, including four children.

This was the first large-scale US raid conducted within Syria by air and eight people were killed, including four children. Talks between Syria and the UK were canceled as a result of the raid and it is feared that diplomatic efforts by Syria towards Israel will also be damaged.  Unfortunately I am out of town at the moment without my book of World Horoscopes but I looked at the Geodetic chart for Abu Kamal, Syria where the attack took place and the Mars/Chiron square falls right on the angles of the chart, with Mars on the IC (cusp of the fourth house of home and country) and Chiron on the descendant (cusp of the seventh house of partners and open enemies).  I am just learning about Geodetic astrology after taking a workshop at the Blast astrology conference, but the placement of this attack seems very particular and suggests that this is an event of major significance, not only for Syria but for the region and the world.

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