28 Syrian soldiers killed in rebel ambush: War monitor

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Damascus, July 20 (IANS) At least 28 Syrian government soldiers were killed in an ambush near the capital on Thursday, a war monitor group reported.

The rebels set up the ambush in the eastern Ghouta countryside while Syrian forces were attempting to attack rebel positions in the Rihan town south of Douma city, Xinhua news agency quoted the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as saying.

The Observatory said the Saudi-backed Jaish al-Islam, or Islam Army, carried out the ambush, which also left many officers and soldiers wounded.



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