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OPPOSITION Syrian Defectors Kill 27 Soldiers AP Photo

Syrian Defectors Kill 27 Soldiers

More than two dozen members of Syria’s security forces were killed Wednesday in an ambush by military defectors—a retaliation for the deaths of five others earlier in the day. The defectors attacked four military vehicles with rocket-propelled grenades and gunfire on a supply route between the central city of Hama and the northern province near Turkey, where troops have been fighting against military defectors. This was the second attack by Army defectors this week, as retaliation for civilian deaths.

December 15, 2011 6:30 AM