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Syrian forces kill 30 deserters in ambush: opposition
March 12, 2013 / 3:07 PM / 5 years ago

Syrian forces kill 30 deserters in ambush: opposition

A member of the Free Syrian Army walks with his weapon in one of the streets in the city of Homs March 11, 2013. REUTERS/Yazan Homsy

AMMAN (Reuters) - Loyalist Syrian forces killed at least 30 army deserters in an ambush on the Damascus Airport road on Tuesday as opposition fighters were guiding them on foot to a rebel-held district, opposition sources said.

“They were crossing the highway to Eastern Ghouta when they were ambushed,” a rebel commander in the region said on condition of anonymity. He was referring to a part of the eastern outskirts of Damascus that is held by the opposition.

Reporting by Khaled Yacoub Oweis, Amman newsroom; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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