Syrian Army Kills 10 Defectors Near Damascus, Observatory Says

Syrian forces killed 10 army defectors in fighting in the suburbs of Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in an e-mailed statement today.

Clashes between troops and rebels were taking place in the Qalamoun district on the outskirts of the capital, the group said.

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