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In pictures: Grief and anger in Syria

Syrian villagers surround a trail of blood on the ground

Pictures have emerged of what Syria says is the site of a deadly strike by US helicopters on its territory.

Men keep watch over the bodies of two victims

Syria says eight people, four of them children, were killed when four US aircraft travelled eight miles inside Syrian airspace from Iraq.

Inside a tent said to be used by construction workers

Damascus said the dead were unarmed civilians on a farm, saying the strike hit a building under construction just outside Sukkariyeh, near the border with Iraq.

Crowds carry the coffin of a victim

As they buried loved ones, angry villagers carried Arabic signs reading, "We will not bow to America. No, No, No to America."

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem

Speaking in London, Syria's Foreign Minister Walid Muallem accused the US of an act of "criminal and terrorist aggression."

Syrian women mourn the dead

The US refused to confirm or deny the raid, although an unnamed official did say that its forces had mounted a "successful" raid against "foreign fighters" threatening US forces in Iraq.

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