20 Syrian security force members killed in ambush: State TV

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Posted: Jun 06, 2011 10:54 AM
20 Syrian security force members killed in ambush: State TV

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Twenty members of the Syrian security forces were killed in an ambush in the northwestern town of Jisr al-Shughour, state television said on Monday.

"Twenty martyrs from security (forces) and police were killed in an ambush by armed gangs in Jisr al-Shughour. They were on their way to answer a call for aid from civilians terrorized in Jisr al-Shughour," the television said.

(Editing by Tim Pearce)