Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Syrian forces kill 30 deserters in ambush - opposition
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)