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12 dead as army, deserters clash: Syria activists

world Updated: Oct 06, 2011 20:49 IST

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Twelve people were killed in clashes between soldiers and deserters in villages of Idlib province in northwest Syria today, a human rights group said. "Seven soldiers and five deserters or civilians were killed in the clashes in villages west of Jabal al-Zawiya," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, adding that dozens of people were wounded.

The Observatory and the Local Coordination Committees, an anti-regime activist network, said soldiers and security forces raided the villages backed by tanks.