HUFFINGTON POST
03/12/2013 11:00 am ET Updated May 12, 2013

Syria Forces Kill 30 Defectors In Ambush Near Damascus, Say Rebels

AMMAN, March 12 (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)

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