Wednesday 18 October 2017

Syrian forces kill 30 deserters in ambush

Syrian President Bashar Assad
Syrian President Bashar Assad

Khaled Yacoub Owei

LOYALIST Syrian forces killed at least 30 army deserters in an ambush on the Damascus Airport road today 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.

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