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Friday, January 25, 2013

Rebels kill over 200 Syrian security personnel in the Golan

As many as 200 Syrian security personnel have been killed in a bombing attack in the Golan Heights by Syrian rebels.
Eight members of Syria's military intelligence were killed by an Islamist militant car bomb on Thursday night near the southern frontier with the Golan Heights, opposition activists and a violence monitoring group said on Friday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the bomb was planted by Al-Nusra Front, a rebel unit fighting to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad that the United States has labelled a terrorist group.
"We think the blast might have killed a colonel who has been leading the fight against rebels in the area," Rami Abdelrahman, head of the Britain-based Observatory said. The building targeted is in the town of Saasa, 23 km from the frontier with the Golan Heights, he said.
He added that death toll was likely to rise as several security personnel were in a critical condition.
Meanwhile, Israel Radio cited a Syrian rebel group as saying that over 200 security personnel had been killed in the attack.


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