Syrian Army, deserters clash: 12 dead
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Last Updated: Thursday, October 06, 2011, 23:56
Nicosia: Twelve people were killed in clashes between soldiers and deserters in villages of Idlib province in northwest Syria Thursday, a human rights group said.

"Seven soldiers and five deserters or civilians were killed in the clashes in villages west of Jabal al-Zawiya," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, adding that dozens of people were wounded.

The Observatory and the Local Coordination Committees, an anti-regime activist network, said soldiers and security forces raided the villages backed by tanks.


First Published: Thursday, October 06, 2011, 23:56

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