Syrian government forces killed at least 30 army deserters in an ambush on the Damascus Airport road on Tuesday as opposition fighters were guiding them on foot to a rebel-held district, opposition sources said.
"They ambushed them at 2 am. The regime had intelligence that they were coming," an opposition source said, adding that another seven of the group of 40 had been wounded. Many thousands of the mostly Sunni Muslim army rank and file have deserted since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad erupted two years ago. (Reuters)