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URGENT ¥¥¥ At least 33 Syrian soldiers killed in Iraq: army

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At least 33 Syrian soldiers and seven Iraqis were killed on Monday as gunmen ambushed a convoy which had crossed into Iraq to escape weekend fighting, a group of Iraqi army officers said.

The Syrian soldiers had entered Iraq through the Yaarubiyeh border crossing, the scene of heavy fighting on Saturday between President Bashar al-Assad's troops and rebels seeking his overthrow, three officers told AFP.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/urgent-at-least-33-syrian-soldiers-killed-iraq-army