At Least 40 Syrian Soldiers Killed Going Home In Iraq -- Reuters
(Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen killed at least 40 Syrian soldiers and government employees in Iraq on Monday as they headed home after fleeing a Syrian rebel advance last week, Iraqi officials said.
Around 65 Syrian soldiers and officials had handed themselves over to Iraqi authorities on Friday after rebels seized the Syrian side of the border crossing at the Syrian frontier town of Yaarabiya.
Iraqi authorities were taking them to another border crossing further south in Iraq's Sunni Muslim stronghold, Anbar province, when gunmen ambushed their convoy, a senior Iraqi official told Reuters. No group has claimed responsibility.
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