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URGENT ¥¥¥ Qaeda claims killing of 48 Syrian soldiers in Iraq

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Al-Qaeda's Iraqi front group claimed an attack on a convoy in west Iraq that killed 48 Syrian soldiers and nine Iraqi guards, in a statement posted on jihadist forums on Monday.

The soldiers had entered Iraq for medical treatment and were being transported through the western province of Anbar on their way back to Syria when the attack took place on March 4, according to the Iraqi defence ministry.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/urgent-qaeda-claims-killing-48-syrian-soldiers-iraq