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Syrian activists say 280 soldiers have defected in Idlib

Last modified: 26 Jun 2012 15:23

Syrian activists in the outskirts of Aleppo say that 280 soldiers defected in Idlib near the main highway leading to Aleppo,  on  Tuesday.

They said there were clashes between the defectors and the Syrian army and that one helicopter had been shot down and six tanks destroyed.