By Harry de Quetteville in Baghouz (Filed: 29/10/2005) Syria has accused the United States of launching lethal military raids into its territory from Iraq, escalating the diplomatic crisis between the two countries as the Bush administration seeks to step up pressure on President Bashar Assad's regime. Major General Amid Suleiman, a Syrian officer, said that American cross-border attacks into Syria had killed at least two border guards, wounded several more and prompted an official complaint to the American embassy in Damascus. He made the allegations during an official press tour of Syrian security forces on the Iraqi border, which the US claims is a barely guarded passage into Iraq for hardcore foreign jihadis. While showing off what he said were beefed-up Syrian border measures designed to blunt those criticisms, including new police stations and checkpoints, Maj Gen Suleiman alleged that his own border forces had come under repeated American attack. SOURCE US invader troops reportedly drive five kilometers into Syrian territory, lose armored vehicle in battle with Resistance fighters, then withdraw to occupied Iraq with their wreckage. SOURCE Google Search -> u.s. casualties in syria Leaving Iraq? Hardly. We've only just begun the drive to control Eurasia.