U.S. Says Syria Helping Iraqis Flee

(Reuters) Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld charged on Wednesday that Syria might be helping Saddam Hussein's supporters to flee Iraq. "We are getting scraps of intelligence saying that Syria has been cooperative in facilitating the move of the people out of Iraq and into Syria," he told a news conference. "Then in some cases they stay there and find safekeeping there. In other cases they move them from Syria to some other places." "We also have seen in a number of instances people from Syria moving into Iraq, unhelpfully."

2003-04-10 00:00:00

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