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Syria - Feb 6, 2012 - 07:45

Last modified: 6 Feb 2012 04:45

Syrian army deserters destroyed a military control post in the northeast, killing three officers and capturing 19 soldiers in the process, a rights group said Monday.

The action happened on the village of Al Bara in the Idlib region, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, adding that none of the army deserters involved was killed and that the regular army post was completely destroyed amid growing outrage at a deadly regime crackdown on protests. [AFP]