Monday, March 4, 2013

Syrian Soldiers Killed In Ambush In Iraq

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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More News On 42 Syrian Troops Killed In Iraq

Attackers 'kill Syrian soldiers' in Iraq -- BBC
Officials: 42 Syrian Troops Killed in Iraq Ambush -- AP
Dozens of Syrian troops killed in Iraq ambush -- Al Jazeera
Iraqi gunmen kill at least 40 Syrian soldiers near Anbar -- Al Arabiya
42 Syrian soldiers killed in Iraq: army -- Global Post/AFP
Up to 35 Syrian soldiers, 4 Iraqi soldiers killed in western Iraq -- Xinhuanet
Iraqi gunmen kill 42 Syrian soldiers, 7 Iraqis: officials -- Press TV (Iran)
Opposition accuses Iraq of meddling in Syria war -- Khaleej Times

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